The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Manager and Supervisor Responsibilities Regarding the Workplace Environment

The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, University Policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination. Affirmative action in employment is required for women, racial and ethnic minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, and individuals with disabilities in order to address underrepresentation in the workforce.

The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office website provides information regarding the campus policies regarding sexual harassment, obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and defines the grievance process to investigate and where possible resolve complaints of alleged discrimination based on disparate treatment or based on disparate impact.

Additionally, every manager and supervisor is expected to be aware of how unprofessional conduct and specifically bullying can impact a workplace.  More information on bullying can be found on the Workplace Climate and Bullying page.

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