Definition: Retaliation

Retaliation means any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment against an individual because they made a report of discrimination or harassment or because that individual has participated in an investigation of discrimination or harassment by or of a University community member and includes:

  • Firing, refusing to hire, or refusing to promote the individual;
  • Departing from any customary employment or academic practice regarding the individual;
  • Transferring or assigning the individual to a lesser position in terms of wages, hours, job classification, job security, employment or academic status;
  • Informing another student, staff or faculty member who does not have a need to know that the individual has made a complaint or participated in an investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment; or
  • Impeding the individual’s academic advancement in any University activity or program.