Unlawful Discrimination Defined
Unlawful discrimination occurs when an individual’s protected characteristic is used as a basis for adverse decisions affecting that individual. Prohibited discrimination includes, but is not limited to sexual harassment and sexual violence. Discrimination encompasses a wide range of conduct. Examples of specifically prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to:
- Terminating an individual’s employment based on a protected characteristic;
- Refusing a request for time off based on a protected characteristic;
- Denying housing or other benefits based on a protected characteristic; and
- Assigning an undeserved low grade based on a protected characteristic.