It will strive to investigate concerns in a prompt and reasonable manner, within 60 days, taking into account scheduled breaks, vacation periods and other obligations.
All actions taken to investigate and resolve concerns raised through this process shall be conducted with as much confidentiality as possible without compromising the thoroughness of the investigation.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under both federal and Massachusetts law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B.
These laws provide that unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: Sexual harassment does not refer to behavior or occasional comments considered socially acceptable.
In cases where confronting the person engaging in the discriminatory conduct directly may be too intimidating or uncomfortable as with a supervisor or person of authority and in cases involving physical contact and sexual assault, the Complaint and Resolution Process below should be used as soon as possible.After the discussion, write a summary of the conversation, including the date and name of anyone who accompanied you.Step 1 A person who believes he/she has been subject to unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and assault, should contact a representative from Human Resources as soon as possible. A meeting will be held with a representative from Human Resources, or another investigator appointed by Wentworth, to discuss the conduct and events and to answer any questions regarding the process.The investigator’s notes and files are not subject to review by the person bringing forward the concern or to the person(s) alleged to have violated this policy.Step 3 The investigator will meet with the person alleged to have engaged in the conduct.