Retaliation against any party who participates in the informal/formal complaint and/or investigation process is expressly forbidden. The District will inform employees that the institution will make reasonable efforts to safeguard a party’s rights against retaliation by taking prompt and appropriate corrective action when necessary. Retaliation claims should be initiated as a new complaint following this procedure.
Conduct such as engaging in harassment or discrimination, retaliating against a Complainant or those who report claims of discrimination or harassment, violating interim protections or terms of confidentiality, and filing intentionally false charges of harassment are all examples of a violation of the policy. Findings made pursuant to this of retaliation may be used as evidence in subsequent complaint resolution and disciplinary proceedings as permitted by the applicable procedures.