Wagner College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability and complies with all applicable nondiscrimination laws.
The College is also committed to maintaining a workplace free of harassment and intimidation and expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law. Such conduct is against the law and we will not tolerate improper interference with the ability of our employees to perform their expected job duties.
With respect to sexual harassment, the College prohibits the following:
- Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and all other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or otherwise offensive nature, especially where:
- Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decisions affecting an individual’s employment; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
- Offensive comments, jokes, innuendoes, and other sexually oriented statements and/or displays in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures.
This discrimination policy relates to all aspects of employment, including hiring, and all privileges, terms and conditions of employment. A manager is responsible for the conduct of employees he/she supervises and for the creation of an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise. Every employee is responsible for his/her own conduct and for respecting the rights of co-workers.
If you experience or know of possible job-related harassment based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or another protected factor, or if you believe you have been treated in an unlawful, discriminatory manner, promptly report the incident to the Office of Human Resources. We will make every effort to ensure that complaints of harassment or a violation of this policy are investigated and resolved promptly, effectively and in a manner that respects confidentiality, to the extent practicable under the circumstances. No employee will suffer any adverse employment action as a result of a good faith report of harassment or for assisting in the investigation of such a report and any act of retaliation against such employee will not be tolerated and will be subject to discipline.
Any manager or supervisor who learns of discrimination or harassment should immediately report such conduct to Human Resources.
Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against employees who violate this policy, up to and including dismissal.
In order to educate the Wagner College community on the issue of sexual harassment, we have contracted with New Media Learning to provide an on-line sexual harassment training program for all of our employees. The program "Preventing Sexual Harassment" will instruct you and test you on various aspects of sexual harassment. It provides clear and understandable guidelines for what is and what is not acceptable workplace behavior, answers to common questions and suggestions for handling problem situations.