2.1 Policy. Neither the Employer nor the Union shall discriminate against any employee who may be a qualified disabled individual, a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era or because of race, religion, color, national origin, creed, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation or sexual orientation, or membership or nonmembership in the Union.
2.2 Sexual Harassment. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, defined as the use of one's authority or power, either explicitly or implicitly, to coerce another into unwelcome sexual relations or to punish another for his/her refusal, or as the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.
2.3 A discrimination complaint may be filed with the University Complaint and Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) and/or as a grievance in accordance with Article 27 of this Agreement. Employees may also file discrimination complaints with appropriate federal or state agencies. The parties agree to encourage the filing of discrimination complaints through the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO).