5:010 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment

The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories.

Persons who believe they have not received equal employment opportunities should report their claims to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator and/or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Policy.  These individuals are listed below.  No employee or applicant will be discriminated or retaliated against because he or she: (1) requested, attempted to request, used or attempted to use a reasonable accommodation as allowed by the Illinois Human Rights Act, or (2)  initiated a complaint, was a witness, supplied information, or otherwise participated in an investigation or proceeding involving an alleged violation of this policy or State or federal laws, rules or regulations, provided the employee or applicant did not make a knowingly false accusation nor provide knowingly false information.  No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

Administrative Implementation

The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator for personnel who shall be responsible for coordinating the District’s nondiscrimination efforts.  The Nondiscrimination Coordinator may be the Superintendent or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Procedure.  The Superintendent shall insert into policy 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the District’s current Nondiscrimination Coordinator and Complaint Managers.

Minority Recruitment

The District will attempt to recruit and hire minority employees.  The implementation of this policy may include advertising openings in minority publications, participating in minority job fairs, and recruiting at colleges and universities with significant minority enrollments.

Cross Reference: 

2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure

5:020 Workplace Harassment Prohibited

5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal

5:300 Schedules and Employment Year

7:180 Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

8:070 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities

Legal Reference(s):

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §621 et seq.

Americans With Disabilities Act, Title I, 42 U.S.C. §12111 et seq.

Civil Rights Act of 1991, 29 U.S.C. §§621 et seq., 42 U.S.C. §1981 et seq., §2000e et seq., and§12101 et seq.

Equal Employment Opportunities Act (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq., 29 C.F.R. Part 1601.

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. §206(d).

Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000ff et seq.

Immigration Reform and Control Act, 8 U.S.C. §1324a et seq.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §791 et seq.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42. U.S.C. §2000e(k).

Title IX of the Education Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., 34 C.F.R. Part 106.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (1994), 38 U.S.C. §§4301 et seq.

Ill. Constitution, Art. I, §§17, 18, and 19.

105 ILCS 5/10-20.7, 5/10-20.7a, 5/10-21.1, 5/10-22.4, 5/10-23.5, 5/22-19, 5/24-4, 5/24-4.1, and 5/24-7.

Genetic Information Protection Act, 410 ILCS 513/25.

Ill. Whistleblower Act, 740 ILCS 174/.

Ill. Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-103 and 5/2-102.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 775 ILCS 35/5. Ill.

Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/.

Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 180/30. 23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.230.

Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

Date Adopted:   April 22, 2011

Date Amended:  December 16, 2014