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/.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (1994), 38 U.S.C. §§4301 et seq.
Ill. Constitution, Art. I, §§17, 18, and 19.
Genetic Information Protection Act, 410 ILCS 513/25.
Ill. Whistleblower Act, 740 ILCS 174/.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 775 ILCS 35/5. Ill.
Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/.
Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.
Date Adopted: April 22, 2011
Date Amended: December 16, 2014