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Promoting Human Rights & Equality

human rights

This section of the Manager’s Toolkit will provide you with information about promoting human rights and equity. This section is designed with the latest information needed to help managers and supervisors understand federal and state equal employment opportunity laws, affirmative action, and how they apply to daily work situations. It provides managers and supervisors with information to help them work more effectively with a diverse workforce and discover how to build an inclusive work environment free from discrimination. Whether you are an experienced manager or new to the role, you will find the resources in this section to help promote your success as a manager/supervisor.


Non-Discrimination and Anti-harassment

Boise State University is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and in which every employee, student, contractor, vendor, customer, and visitor is treated with dignity and respect.

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcomed conduct of a sexual nature, and can include unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects an individual’s work environment.

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Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment, took effect on November 21, 2009.

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How to Handle an Employee Complaint

If an employee feels that he or she has been harassed, the employee may first come to you to discuss the issue.  Allegations of discrimination and harassment are handled in accordance with Boise State University Policy Number 1060, Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment.

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