Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and several other Civil Rights laws, as well as KU Medical Center policy, prohibit retaliation against any persons who file discrimination complaints or who participate in an investigation of a complaint, whether by an individual directly involved or by their associates. Complainants who utilize OCRTIX and KU procedures or persons who participate in an investigation of a complaint should not be subjected to retaliation. Retaliation may take the form of unwanted personal contact from the respondent or disparate treatment in the assignment of job duties, schedules, classwork, grades, or other performance or academic-based activities. Phone calls, e-mail, or other attempts to discuss the complaint may be perceived as retaliation under certain circumstances. Disciplinary action, harassment, unsupported evaluations, or other adverse changes in the conditions of employment or the educational environment may also constitute retaliation. Retaliation will not be tolerated and could result in suspension, reassignment, salary reduction, termination, expulsion, or other disciplinary action.
KU Medical Center policy addressing retaliation:
- Discrimination Complaint Resolution Process Policy.
- Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Policy.
- Federal Law prohibiting workplace retaliation.