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(A) No hardship, loss, benefit or penalty may be imposed on an employee in response to:
(1) Filing or responding to a bona fide complaint of discrimination or harassment;
(2) Appearing as a witness in the investigation of a complaint; and
(3) Serving as an investigator of a complaint.
(B) Lodging a bona fide complaint will in no way be used against the employee or have an adverse impact on the individual’s employment status. However, filing groundless or malicious complaints is an abuse of this policy and will be treated as a violation.
(C) Any person who is found to have violated this aspect of the policy will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 9.6)