Employees & Title VII
Sexual harassment involving only employees are processed according to Title VII guidelines instead of Title IX guidelines. The Fifth Circuit Court that oversees Louisiana law has decided that Title VII takes precedent over Title IX when harrassment occurs in the workplace setting.
Procedure for Employees in a Workplace Setting (CM-49)
These type of complaints should be directed to the Employee Relations team in Human Resources.
Employee Relations will meet with the employee to discuss the complaint. The employee will be requested to submit a written statement detailing the complaint. Further action may or may not be taken by Employee Relations depending on the nature of the problem.
Actions taken to investigate and resolve sexual harassment complaints will be conducted confidentially to the extent practicable and appropriate in order to protect the privacy of persons involved. An investigation may include interviews with parties involved in the incident, and if necessary, with individuals who may have observed the incident/conduct or who have other relevant knowledge.The individuals involved in a complaint will be notified of the results of the investigation.There will be no discrimination or retaliation against any individual who makes a good faith sexual harassment complaint,even if the investigation produces insufficient evidence.There will be no discrimination or retaliation against any other individual who participates in the investigation of a sexual harassment complaint. If the investigation substantiates the complaint, appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action will be swiftly pursued.
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