Sexual Harassment of District Personnel
The Orchard Park Central School District is committed to providing a discrimination-free work environment. Sexual harassment is one form of workplace discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of employee misconduct, a violation of District policy (Policy 6121 – Sexual Harassment of District Personnel), and unlawful. Employees of every level who engage in sexual harassment, including supervisory personnel who engage in sexual harassment, who knowingly allow such behavior to continue, or fail to report suspected sexual harassment will be subject to remedial and/or disciplinary action by the District.
Sexual harassment in the workplace can occur between any individuals, regardless of their sex or gender. Unlawful sexual harassment is not limited to the physical workplace itself. Sexual harassment can occur on school grounds, school buses or District vehicles, and at school-sponsored events, programs, or activities, including those that take place at locations off school premises. It can also occur while employees are traveling for District business. Calls, texts, emails, and social media usage can constitute unlawful workplace harassment, even if they occur away from school grounds, on personal devices, or during non-work hours.
Policy 6121 – Sexual Harassment of District Personnel is attached below.
Form 6121 – Complaint Form for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is attached below.