- Berkeley Lab’s FAIR Office: https://fair.lbl.gov/
- Ethics Point – Anonymous Reporting
- 2019 Lab Hotline Poster
- Department of Fair Employment & Housing Sexual Harassment Poster
Lab & UC Berkeley Resources
(For local and national resources see below)
|Emergency Dial||7-911 or 9-911|
|Employee Assistance Program||510-643-7754|
|Human Resources Centers (Contact List)||510-486-7950|
- Employee Assistance Program – no cost confidential counseling and mental health referral for lab employees
- UC Berkeley’s Tang Center Sexual Assault Resources
- UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center
- UC Berkeley Survivor Support
Berkeley Lab is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in Laboratory programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the Laboratory prohibits sexual violence and sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior (“Prohibited Conduct”) that violates law and/or University of California and Laboratory policy. The Laboratory will respond promptly and effectively to reports of Prohibited Conduct and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (hereafter referred to as Policy). This Policy addresses the Laboratory’s responsibilities and procedures related to Prohibited Conduct in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive education and employment environment free of sexual violence and sexual harassment. The Policy defines conduct prohibited by the Laboratory and explains the administrative procedures the Laboratory uses to resolve reports of Prohibited Conduct.
The Policy outlines the following sections: policy summary, definitions, policy text, compliance/responsibilities, procedures, related information, frequently asked questions, revision history, and appendices.
This Policy also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports sexual harassment, assists someone with a report of sexual harassment, or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a sexual harassment report. Retaliation includes threats, intimidation, reprisals, and/or adverse actions related to employment or education.
Dissemination of the Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policy, Educational Programs, and Employee Training
As part of the Laboratory’s commitment to providing a harassment-free working and learning environment, the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy will be disseminated widely to the Laboratory community through publications, Web sites, new employee orientations, and other appropriate channels of communication. Educational materials will be available to all members of the Laboratory community, to promote compliance with this policy and familiarity with Laboratory reporting procedures. In addition, the Laboratory has designated employees responsible for reporting sexual harassment and will provide training to those designated employees. Generally, such persons include supervisors, managers, and HR staff. The Laboratory has posted a copy of this policy in a prominent place on its Web site.
Courses are free for Lab community members (including affiliates and contractors).
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors & Managers (AB1825)
California law (AB1825), effective January 1, 2005, requires two hours of mandatory sexual harassment prevention education for all supervisory employees. In addition to staff supervisors, most academic employees (including all faculty) have been identified as having supervisory authority for the purposes of this law, and as such, are required to receive the training. New supervisory employees must receive the training within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position.
Click here too access the online training program.
The law requires that employers provide two hours of follow up training and education for all supervisory employees every two years for as long as the individual has supervisory authority. The University of California has customized the sexual harassment training courses based on the environment of the supervisor. Two versions are available – one for supervisory employees and one for faculty. Persons who completed their initial training two years ago must complete the training again.
- Bay Area Women Against Rape – 510-845-RAPE (7273) – 24-hr hotline staffed by trained counselors. Advocates accompany survivors to police dept, hospitals & courts. Offers short term counseling and support groups, and referrals for long-term counseling.
- Women Inc. – San Francisco – 877-348-3578
- Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital, Oakland – 510 845-7273 Sexual Assault Hotline or 510 437-4557 Emergency Room
- Community Violence Solutions – (800) 670-7273 – Community Violence Solutions provides support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and their families.
- Alameda County Family Justice Center – 510- 267-8800 – ACFJC provides crisis intervention, survivor support and advocacy, legal assistance, medical care and mental health counseling, employment assistance, information on community services, and law enforcement investigation/prosecution.
- California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
- Asian Women’s Shelter – San Francisco – 415 751-0880
- A Safe Place – Oakland – 510 536-7233
- Ruby’s Place – Castro Valley – Hotline: (888) 339-7233
- Battered Women’s Alternative – Concord/Contra Costa County – 888-215-5555
- La Casa de las Madres – San Francisco – 877 503-1850
Domestic Violence Resources
- Center for Domestic Peace – Marin County –
- Family Violence Law Center – 510-208-0255 – Offers legal help, community and support, including Domestic Violence advocates at City of Berkeley and Oakland Police Departments.
- Communities United Against Violence – 415-333-4357 – 24-hr hotline for emotional support, safety planning, and service referrals.
- Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project – Cambridge, Massachusetts
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence – resource/information/library
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800-799-723