Policy 6120


The District is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity or the status of being transgender), sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic-violence-victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination laws.

Investigation of Complaints and Grievances

The District will act to promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate all complaints, whether verbal or written, of discrimination, and will promptly take appropriate action to protect individuals from further discrimination. All complaints will be handled in a manner consistent with the District's policies, procedures, and/or regulations regarding the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints.

Prohibition of Retaliatory Behavior (Commonly Known as "Whistle-Blower" Protection)

The Board prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against complainants, victims, witnesses, and/or any other individuals who participated in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination. Complaints of retaliation may be directed to the Civil Rights Compliance Officer (CRCO). In the event the CRCO is the alleged offender, the report will be directed to another CRCO, if the District has designated another individual to serve in that capacity, or to the Superintendent.

When appropriate, follow-up inquiries will be made to ensure that discrimination has not resumed and that all those involved in the investigation of the discrimination have not suffered retaliation. 

Policy References:
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 USC § 621
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 USC § 12101, et seq.
Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), Public Law 110-233
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC § 794, et seq.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC § 2000d, et seq.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC § 2000e, et seq.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 USC § 1681, et seq.
Civil Rights Law § 40-c
9 NYCRR § 466.13
Civil Service Law § 75-B
Executive Law § 290, et seq.
Military Law §§ 242 and 243

NOTE:  Refer also to 
Policy 3420 - Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the District
Policy 6121 - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Policy 6122 - Employee Grievances

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22

Policy 6120