CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
UI offers teleconference 'How to address claims of sexual harassment'
on Sept. 28
IOWA CITY, Iowa "How to Address Claims of Sexual Harassment:
What the Law Demands," a national teleconference, will be offered
at two locations at the University of Iowa on Monday, Sept. 28. The conference,
which will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., can be viewed at the Terrace
Room in the Iowa Memorial Union and in the East Room on the 8th floor of
the John Colloton Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
"This important teleconference will provide information on how
to handle sexual harassment complaints effectively," said Susan Mask,
UI director of the Office of Affirmative Action. "Federal law and
Department of Education requirements make clear that while institutions
cannot be expected to prevent sexual harassment, they are legally responsible
to take quick and appropriate steps to remedy it. This University of Vermont
educational teleconference will provide administrators, faculty, and staff
with the tools they need to meet this challenge, legally and effectively,
to protect everyone involved."
Topics to be covered include:
-- How the law defines sexual harassment
-- The current status of sexual harassment law
-- How to take a complaint and establish a file
-- How to conduct interviews with both the accuser and the accused
Those interested in attending the teleconference at UIHC are asked to
call 335-8067 to reserve a space. No reservations are required for attending
the Terrace Room viewing.
The Office of Affirmative Action and the College of Medicine are co-sponsors
of the teleconference on the UI campus.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. If you need an accommodation to participate in this program, call
the Office of Affirmative Action in advance, phone (319) 335-0705.