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f. Threatening any of the victim’s family or friends by the stalker
g. Receipt of any unwanted contact, including emails, texts, letters, or gifts from the stalker to the victim
h. Repeatedly sending unwanted messages, emails, or other communications to the victim by the stalker
i. Using online social media inappropriately to refer to or establish contact with the victim by the stalker
j. Any damage to the victim’s property by the stalker
k. Physical assault, however insignificant, to the victim by the stalker
l. Sexual assault or threats of such to the victim by the stalker
m. Assaulting or killing the victim’s pet by the stalker
n. Spreading false rumors or gossip about the victim by the stalker
o. Filing anything false against the victim by the stalker
17. Bullying: Workplace and/or classroom bullying is defined as persistent, malicious, unwelcome, severe, and pervasive mistreatment that harms, intimidates, offends, degrades or humiliates an employee or student, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, including “cyber” bullying, in the course of employment, or pursuit of education. Any employee found in violation of this policy, will be disciplined, up to and including immediate termination. Any student found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as it relates to this policy, will be disciplined, up to and including, immediate expulsion from the college*. Examples of bullying behavior include, but are not limited to:
• Being held to a different standard than the rest of an employee’s work group;
• Consistent ignoring or interrupting of an employee in front of co-workers;
• Personal attacks (angry outbursts, excessive profanity, or name-calling);
• Encouragement of others to turn against, marginalize, or ostracize the targeted employee; • Use of email, internet, or other “cyber” venues to denigrate the targeted employee.
*LWTech encourages all employees to report any instance of bullying behavior they have experienced or witnessed to their supervisor or the college HR Director.
Who May File a Complaint
Any employee, applicant, student or visitor of LWTech may file a complaint. Complaints may be submitted in writing or verbally. LWTech encourages the timely reporting of any incidents of discrimination or harassment. For complainants who wish to submit a written complaint, a formal complaint form is available online at:
http://www.lwtech.edu/about_lwtech/equalopportunity
Hardcopies of the complaint form are available at the locations listed above in Section A. Any person submitting a discrimination complaint shall be provided with a written copy of the college’s anti-discrimination policies and procedures.
Confidentiality and Right to Privacy
LWTech will seek to protect the privacy of the complainant, respondent, and all other parties involved, to the full extent possible, consistent with the legal obligation to investigate, take appropriate remedial and/or disciplinary action, and comply with the
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