How to Recognize and Stop Sexual Harassment
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE LAW
Sexual harassment is illegal according to the Civil Rights Act Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments, which prohibits sexual harassment in education. Title IX may be enforced through private litigation, the Civil Rights federal office, or state departments of human rights. Under Title IX, education institutions are required to maintain a grievance procedure which allows for prompt and equitable resolution of sex discrimination. (Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. All sexual harassment constitutes sex discrimination, but not all sex discrimination can be considered sexual harassment.)
Students who sexually harass anyone in schools are subject to disciplinary action. The severity of the sanction depends on the seriousness of the offense and the number of occurrences.
Consequences may include:
(See Attachment - School Policy Examples)
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