Retaliation is: any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity.
Example 1: Bob fires Sally because Sally has made a report of sexual harassment against Bob.
Example 2: Bob fires Jim because Jim is serving as a witness in support of Sally’s report of sexual harassment against Bob.
The University prohibits and will not tolerate retaliation. A retaliation complaint will be viewed as a separate offense —i.e., a person can be found responsible for retaliation even if not found responsible for the underlying reported sexual misconduct.