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§ 4916. Sexual Harassment Definitions.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 5. Education
Division 1. California Department of Education
Chapter 5.3. Nondiscrimination and Educational Equity
Subchapter 1. Nondiscrimination in Elementary and Secondary Educational Programs Receiving State or Federal Financial Assistance
Article 2.5. Sexual Harassment
5 CCR § 4916
§ 4916. Sexual Harassment Definitions.
(a) “Sexual harassment” means any unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational or work setting, whether it occurs between individuals of the same sex or individuals of opposite sexes, under any of the following conditions:
(1) Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or a condition of an individual's academic status, employment, or progress.
(2) Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis of academic or employment decisions affecting the individual.
(3) The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual's academic performance, work, or progress or has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment. The conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, pervasive or objectively offensive, so as to create a hostile or abusive educational or working environment or to limit the individual's ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity.
(4) Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the local agency.
(b) “Verbal sexual harassment” includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome epithets, comments, or slurs of a sexual nature.
(c) “Physical sexual harassment” includes, but is not limited to, assault, impeding or blocking movement, or any physical interference with work or school activities or movement when directed at an individual on the basis of sex.
(d) “Visual sexual harassment” includes, but is not limited to, derogatory posters, cartoons, drawings, obscene gestures, or computer-generated images of a sexual nature.
(e) “Educational environment” includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) The campus or school grounds of the local agency.
(2) Properties controlled or owned by the local agency.
(3) Off-campus, if such activity is sponsored by the local agency, or is conducted by organizations sponsored by or under the jurisdiction of the local agency.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 221.1 and 33031, Education Code; and Section 11138, Government Code. Reference: Section 212.5, Education Code; Section 11135, Government Code; Section 1681, Title 20, U.S. Code; Section 2000d, Title 42, U.S. Code; and Section 106, Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations.
1. New section filed 6-13-2001; operative 7-13-2001 (Register 2001, No. 24).
This database is current through 5/13/22 Register 2022, No. 19
5 CCR § 4916, 5 CA ADC § 4916
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