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Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation
Members of the CSU Bakersfield community have a right to work, live, and learn in an environment free from unlawful discrimination based on a protected status. CSU Bakersfield is committed to maintaining an environment where no student, employee, visitor, or recipient of services and/or benefits provided by CSU Bakersfield shall be subjected to any form of prohibited discrimination in any CSUB program or activity.
CSU Bakersfield takes allegations of discrimination very seriously. Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation will be addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. If the complaints have merit, CSU Bakersfield will promptly take actions to prevent recurrence and remedy the effects of the discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
Discrimination means adverse action taken against an employee, student, or visitor by the CSU, a CSU employee, Student, or a Third Party based on any Protected Status.
Harassment means unwelcome conduct engaged in because of a Protected Status that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person as limiting an employee's, student's, or visitor's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.
Retaliation means adverse action taken against an student, staff, visitor because he/she has or is believed to have: Reported or opposed conduct which the individual reasonably and in good faith believes is discrimination, harassment or retaliation; or participated in a discrimination, harassment, or retaliation investigation/proceeding.
Claudia Catota, J.D.
Office of the President, BDC E100
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93312-1022
The DHR Administrator investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. To file a complaint or if you have any questions/concerns please contact the DHR Administrator.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has an office dediated to ensuring that employers to not discriminate against individuals who are permitted to work in the U.S., including DACA recipients, who have been granted work-authorization. The Civil Rights Division has recently issued "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients: Learn About Your Right to Work!"Details »