The University prohibits retaliation. Retaliation is any overt or covert act of reprisal, interference, restraint, penalty, discrimination, intimidation or harassment against one or more individuals for exercising their rights (or supporting others for exercising their rights) under the Commonwealth’s Equal Employment Opportunity policies and any other University or state procedures or policies. It is the responsibility of the University’s AA/EEO officer to establish and enforce policies and procedures, consistent with applicable federal and state laws, for preventing such retaliation and for addressing complaints of retaliation. If retaliation occurs, the employee(s) should report the retaliation as outlined in the discrimination and harassment complaint procedures.