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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:
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 federal and state law, as well as District policies and procedures. Determinations regarding how to handle requests for confidentiality will be made by the Title IX / EEO Coordinator.
Although LWTech will attempt to honor complainants’ requests for confidentiality, it cannot guarantee complete confidentiality.
Confidentiality Requests and Sexual Violence Complaints
The Title IX / EEO Coordinator will inform and obtain consent from the complainant before commencing an investigation into a sexual violence complaint. If a sexual violence complainant asks that their name not be revealed to the respondent or that the College not investigate the allegation, the Title IX / EEO Coordinator will inform the complainant that maintaining confidentiality may limit the college’s ability to fully respond to the allegations and that retaliation by the respondent and/or others is prohibited. If the complainant still insists that - their name not be disclosed or that the college not investigate, the Title IX /EEO Coordinator will determine whether the college can honor the request and at the same time maintain a safe and non- discriminatory environment for all members of the district’s community, including the complainant. Factors to be weighed during this determination may include, but are not limited to:
• the seriousness of the alleged sexual violence;
• the age of the complainant;
• whether the sexual violence was perpetrated with a weapon;
• whether the respondent has a history of committing acts of sexual violence or has been the subject of other sexual violence complaints;

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