Retaliation Prohibited

Retaliation is prohibited by Minnesota State Mankato. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, intentionally engaging in any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment against an individual because that individual:

  • Made a complaint under the Board Policy 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education; or
  • Assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, or process under the Board Procedure 1B.1.1 Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution, regardless of whether a claim of discrimination or harassment is substantiated; or
  • Associated with a person or group of persons who are disabled or are of a different race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin; or
  • Made a complaint or assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation or process with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights or other enforcement agencies, under any federal or stated nondiscrimination law, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A, and their amendments.

Retaliation may occur whether or not there is a power or authority differential between the individuals involved.