Discrimination is any decision, act, or failure to act that is based on one of the protected categories listed below, and that substantially interferes with a person’s work or education.
Discrimination based on the following categories is illegal:
- marital status
- national origin
- military or veteran status
- sexual orientation
- family relationships to an employee of Oberlin College
- gender identity and expression
Discrimination also includes retaliation. Retaliation is any decision, act, or failure to act that substantially interferes with a person’s work or education when such decision, act, or failure to act is based on that person’s opposition to discrimination or that person’s participation in a process aimed at addressing an allegation of discrimination.