Non -Discrimination Policy, Singing Creek Educational Center

Adopted July 16th, 2016 by vote of the Board of Directors

Singing Creek Educational Center (the Organization) is an equal opportunity employer. Organization policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, gender, pregnancy, sex, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.  It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

The Organization is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operation of the Organization and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Organization, including supervisors and co-workers.

When necessary, and to comply with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Organization will make reasonable accommodations for employees or applicants who have known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who request an accommodation, unless undue hardship would result.

The Organization prohibits sexual harassment and the harassment of any individual on any of the other bases listed above.  For more information about the Organization’s anti-harassment policy and procedures for addressing complaints of harassment, please refer to the Policy Against Harassment outlined below.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and termination.  It is the responsibility of every manager and employee to conscientiously follow this policy.

The Organization encourages free and open communication between employees and management when alleged discrimination complaints surface.  Any employee who believes he/she has observed or been subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination should notify his/her supervisor, the Program Manager, the Business Manager, or another member of management (including the Executive Director).  The complaint should be specific and should include the names of the individuals involved and the names of any witnesses.

The Organization will undertake a thorough and objective investigation and attempt to resolve the situation.  If the Organization determines that unlawful discrimination has occurred, appropriate remedial action will be taken.  Retaliation of any kind is strictly prohibited, and the Organization will not retaliate against any employee for filing a complaint and will not knowingly permit retaliation by management employees or by co-workers.