3.1.3 Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

Policy TrackingDate
ApprovedNovember 13, 2023
RevisedSeptember 27, 2023
ReviewedSeptember 27, 2023

The College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or other protected class in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.  Upon request, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities so that they may be able to perform the essential functions of their job unless doing so would result in an undue burden for the College.   

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination and compensation.

Any inquiries, questions or clarifications regarding this policy should be made to the College's Director of Human Resources.


Legal Reference: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2023; Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.; 1C SBCCC 200.95

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