Retaliation is a form of mistreatment and includes threats, intimidation, reprisals, and/or adverse employment or educational actions against a person based on their report of Prohibited Conduct or participation in the investigation, report remedial, or disciplinary processes.
Retaliation is prohibited in the University of California (UC) Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment, APM 035, and PPSM 12 as follows:
[The University] prohibits retaliation against any employee or person seeking employment for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment pursuant to this policy. This policy also prohibits retaliation against a person who assists someone with a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Retaliation includes threats, intimidation, reprisals[,] and/ or adverse actions related to employment.
Reporting mistreatment has no impact on Student’s Performance Evaluation and retaliation against those that are reporting mistreatment or participating in an investigation of mistreatment is regarded as a form of mistreatment.
Any alleged retaliation can be reported via the Mistreatment Incident Reporting Form. DGSOM has zero tolerance for retaliation and any reports will be subject to an investigation and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.