Hardin ISD

Location: Hardin



Equal Employment Opportunity

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Hardin ISD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic

information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

https://www.hardinisd.net/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=383&dataid=1659&FileName=2021-2022%20Employee%20Handbook.pdf PDF Page 10



Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Harassment

Sexual harassment and gender-based harassment of a student by an employee, volunteer, or another student are prohibited.

Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to:

• Touching private body parts or coercing physical contact that is sexual in nature;

• Sexual advances;

• Jokes or conversations of a sexual nature; and

• Other sexually motivated conduct, communications, or contact.

Sexual harassment of a student by an employee or volunteer does not include necessary or permissible physical contact that a reasonable person would not construe as sexual in nature, such as comforting a child with a hug or taking the child’s hand. However, romantic, sexual, and other inappropriate social

relationships between students and district employees are prohibited, even if consensual.

Gender-based harassment includes physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct based on a student’s gender, the student’s expression of characteristics perceived as stereotypical for the student’s gender, or the student’s failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

Gender-based harassment can occur regardless of the student’s or the harasser’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Examples of gender-based harassment directed against a student may include, but are not limited to:

• Offensive jokes, name-calling, slurs, or rumors;

• Physical aggression or assault;

• Threatening or intimidating conduct; or

• Other kinds of aggressive conduct such as theft or damage to property.

https://www.hardinisd.net/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=988&dataid=2661&FileName=Hardin%20ISD%20Student%20Handbook%202021-2022.pdf PDF Page 51-52

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