Anti-Harassment Policy

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Education Fund (“AEF”) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment at all events hosted by AEF and in connection with all AEF programs (together, “AEF Event(s)”) and does not tolerate harassment in any form.  Participants who engage in harassment at or in connection with an AEF Event may be expelled from the AEF Event and banned from participating in future AEF Events. AEF may take other action in response to incidents of harassment, including reporting the matter to venue security or local law enforcement and providing safety escorts to participants during the AEF Event.  Action taken to enforce this policy will occur after an investigation with notice and an opportunity to be heard for the accused unless AEF determines that the immediate safety or security of participants or other individuals may be at risk. If such safety or security is at risk, AEF may take action without providing notice or conducting an investigation, including contacting relevant law enforcement authorities.

Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information.  Offensive conduct amounting to harassment includes:

  • Offensive jokes, slurs, epithets, or name calling;
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome verbal or written comments of a sexual nature;
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact;
  • Physical assault, threats, intimidation, or ridicule;
  • Unwelcome sexual attention;
  • Display of offensive objects or images;
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
  • Taking, filming, or showing photography or video that is intended to offend, intimidate, threaten, or coerce.

If someone makes you or any participant feel unsafe or unwelcome at or in connection with an AEF Event, please report it to AEF as soon as possible.  You can submit a report of sexual harassment at the bottom of this page. Your report will be confidential and may be reviewed by members of the AEF Board of Directors (“AEF Board”), legal counsel representing AEF or the AEF Board, and others assisting the AEF Board only as necessary to properly review and investigate the report.  As part of the complaint reporting process, your identity will be kept confidential unless you authorize its disclosure. If you prefer, you may file a complaint anonymously. The complaint form will request information about the incident and the names of possible witnesses. Confrontation with the alleged harasser will not be required as part of the investigation process.

AEF Harassment Complaint Form

Please click here to file your complaint.