Unlawful Harassment

No Harassment Policy

In accordance with state and federal discrimination laws, CCRI does not condone harassment of its employees.

Harassment of any one member of the college community on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identification or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law) is prohibited by law.

Community College employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge.

If you feel that you are being harassed or if you believe you have witnessed harassment by a coworker at any time or by anyone who is on campus, you should notify your supervisor or department head immediately. The matter will be investigated and, when appropriate, disciplinary action will be taken.

Your complaint will be kept as confidential as possible. You will not be penalized in any way for reporting such conduct. Please do not assume that the College is aware of your problem. It is your responsibility to bring your complaints and concerns to the attention of your supervisor or department chair so that they can help resolve them.

All members of the college community are expected to honor this prohibition, but supervisors and managers are particularly responsible for enforcing this policy. As part of this responsibility, supervisors will bring to the attention of their subordinate supervisors and employees the policy as stated herein.

If you believe you have not been treated in accordance with our policy, please review the Council on Postsecondary Education Complaint Procedures or contact:

Elizabeth Canning
Director of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
(401) 825-1230 or via email at ehcanning@ccri.edu
Office of Institutional Equity web site

Employees who feel their issue has not been addressed by the College, have the right to contact:

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
180 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401-222-2661

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, Massachusetts 02203
Phone: 800-669-4000

This page developed and maintained by The Office of Human Resources. Send comments and suggestions to humanresources@ccri.edu.

Last Updated: 4/9/19