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PDFWAC 132U-300-040


Whatcom Community College recognizes its responsibility for investigation, resolution, implementation of corrective measures, and monitoring the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, or honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington state's law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. Employees are also protected from discrimination for filing a whistleblower complaint with the Washington state auditor.
For complaints involving sexual misconduct and sex-based discrimination, the Title IX coordinator or designee will evaluate the complaint according to Policy 616, chapter 132U-305 WAC. Complaints that fit the jurisdictional requirements of chapter 132U-305 WAC will follow the investigative and discipline procedures outlined in that policy, which follows the requirements of the 2020 final rules under Title IX, which went into effect August 14, 2020. All complaints that do not fit the jurisdictional requirements of chapter 132U-305 WAC will use the procedures outlined in this policy.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 21-18-099, § 132U-300-040, filed 8/31/21, effective 10/1/21; WSR 18-17-025, § 132U-300-040, filed 8/6/18, effective 9/6/18.]
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