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Meriden Board of Education
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure

Complaint Procedure

It is the express policy of the Board of Education to encourage victims of sexual discrimination or sexual harassment to promptly report such claims.  Timely reporting of complaints facilitates the investigation and resolution of such complaints.  Any employee who feels that he/she has been sexually harassed or otherwise discriminated against on the basis of sex should submit any such complaint to the Title IX Coordinator.  If the Title IX Coordinator is the subject of the complaint, the complaint should be submitted to the Superintendent, who shall investigate or appoint a designee to do so.  

Complaints will be investigated promptly and corrective action will be taken when allegations are verified.  Confidentiality will be maintained by all persons involved in the investigation to the extent possible and reprisals or retaliation that occur as a result of the good faith reporting of charges of sex discrimination or sexual harassment will result in disciplinary action against the retaliator.

The school district will provide staff development for new district administrators and will publish its policy and grievance procedures to staff and employees in an effort to maintain an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

Any employee who believes that he or she has been discriminated against or sexually harassed in the workplace in violation of this policy may also file a complaint with The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, West Central Region Office, Roland Street Government Center, (Telephone Number 203-805-6530) and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston Area Office, 475 Government Center, Boston, MA 02203 (TELEPHONE NUMBER 617-565-3200).  Connecticut law requires that a formal written complaint be filed with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities within 180 days of the date when the alleged discrimination/harassment occurred.  Remedies for sex discrimination and sexual harassment include cease and desist orders, back pay, compensatory damages, hiring, promotion or reinstatement.

Title IX Coordinator

Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Staff Development
22 Liberty Street
Meriden, CT  06450

Approved 11/6/2013
Reviewed and No Changes Made: November 17, 2015


Approved 11/17/2015
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