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Examples of Prohibited Harassment

Text Box: Examples of what may be considered harassment, depending on the facts and circumstances, include: Verbal harassment: derogatory comments regarding a person's race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic heritage, mental or physical disability, age, appearance, or other classification protected by law; threats of physical harm; or distribution of written or graphic material having such effects. Physical harassment: hitting, pushing, or other aggressive physical contact; touching or threats to take such action; gestures or the display of offensive signs or pictures.

Examples of what may be considered harassment, depending on the facts and circumstances, include:

Verbal harassment: derogatory comments regarding a person's race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic heritage, mental or physical disability, age, appearance, or other classification protected by law; threats of physical harm; or distribution of written or graphic material having such effects.

Physical harassment: hitting, pushing, or other aggressive physical contact; touching or threats to take such action; gestures or the display of offensive signs or pictures.

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