Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
What is Discriminatory Harassment?
Per Chapter 9 of the Civil Service Rules, discriminatory harassment means unwelcome advances, requests for favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communication based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, partisan considerations, disability, or genetic information under any of the following conditions:
Listed below are general examples of discriminatory harassment, which may include, but are not limited to:
What is the Departments Role?
It should be noted that the department is required to investigate allegations of harassment it becomes aware of, even if a complainant does not wish the department to conduct an investigation.
The department will make a good-faith effort to eliminate and prevent discriminatory harassment in the workplace by:
Who is Obligated to Report Discriminatory Harassment?
All employees: A classified employee is obligated to report to management in writing, or verbally with written follow-up, (using the Discriminatory Harassment Form) in either of the following circumstances:
Supervisors and Managers: A supervisor or manager who witnesses an employee engaged in discriminatory harassment of another person is obligated to report the behavior to the HR office and to take appropriate action to prevent any further harassment, as advised by the HR office.
How Long Do I Have to Report A Complaint?
The employee is encouraged to report any discriminatory harassment immediately. However, in any event, the employee must report any discriminatory harassment within 180 calendar days after the alleged harassment. The investigation will be conducted in a timely manner. It will include, but is not limited to, an interview of the complainant and the alleged harasser.
Confidentiality and privacy will be protected, to the extent provided by law, but persons from whom information is taken must be informed that the complainant and alleged harasser may have access to some or all of the complaint and the evidence.
How Do I File A Discriminatory Harassment Complaint?
Completed forms can be sent to (LARA State Employees ONLY):
The Office of Human Resource
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Fax: (517) 284-9953
For Further Questions, Please Contact:
Phone: (517) 241-0359
Additional Contact Information:
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Lansing Enforcement Unit
Capitol Tower Building Suite 800
110 W. Michigan Ave.
Detroit Enforcement Unit
3054 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 3/600
Detroit, Michigan 48202
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Federal McNamara Building
477 Michigan Ave., Room 865
Detroit, MI 48226