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Employee Harassment Policy

Employee Harassment Policy

Overview

The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union and its member school districts are committed to providing all employees with a safe and supportive work environment where all members of the school community are treated with respect. Harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination and disrespectful behavior, which will not be tolerated.

Policies and Procedures

Our district is committed to providing a work environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting harassment as defined and prohibited by state and federal law. Retaliation against any person raising good faith allegations of unlawful harassment or against any witness cooperating in an investigation pursuant to this policy is prohibited.

For detailed information, please refer to the following district policy:

Reporting Procedures

It is the express policy of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union to encourage employee targets of harassment and employees who have first-hand knowledge of such harassment to report such claims. Employees who witness or are targets of harassment shall report the incident(s) immediately to their immediate supervisor or another administrator who is not the subject of the complaint as may be appropriate under the circumstances.

Designated Persons

Every employee is encouraged to report any complaint of or suspected acts of unlawful harassment. Unlawful harassment should be reported to the non-discrimination coordinators or to the principal.

Filing a Complaint

Employees are encouraged to report the alleged unlawful harassment as soon as possible to the non-discrimination coordinators or the principal. Employees may file complaints with both the district or supervisory union and with state and federal agencies. If employees are dissatisfied with the results of an investigation, they may file a complaint with state and federal agencies. Complaints should be filed within 300 days of any unlawful harassment.

Contact Information

Designated Persons by School:

School Designated Employee
Bellows Falls Union High School Kelly O’Ryan
[email protected]
Bellows Falls Middle School Henry Bailly
[email protected]
Central Elementary School Kerry Kennedy
[email protected]
Saxtons River Elementary School Laura Hazard
[email protected]
Westminster Schools Elizabeth Harty
[email protected]
Grafton Elementary School Angela Cartier
[email protected]

 

Interim Title IX Coordinator:

Shelley Wilson, Director of Family and Student Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (802) 460-1492 ext 1301

Interim Benefits/Human Resources:

Jim Vezina, Director of Finance
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (802) 463-9958 ext 1204

State and Federal Agencies:

Vermont Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Unit
Address: 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Tel: (802) 828-3171

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Address: 1 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 565-3200 (voice)
Tel: (617) 565-3204 (TDD)