3.1 - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

: Human Resources
: President
: 09/20/2018
: 09/20/2018
: 09/20/2019
Comment on Policy

3.1.1 - AUDIENCE

All University employees and candidates for employment.


The purpose of this Policy is to ensure equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals at Thomas More University.


Not Applicable.

3.1.4 - THE POLICY

It is the policy of Thomas More University to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons in all aspects of the employment relationship without discrimination because of race, color, religion or creed, disability of a qualified individual, veteran status, military service, age, national or ethnic origin (including ancestry), citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, sex, sexual preference (or orientation), or any other applicable legally protected status.  This Policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, termination, compensation, termination, physical facilities, training and apprenticeship, salary increases, promotions, transfers, and other privileges of employment.  It is the policy of the University to comply with applicable local, state and federal statutes concerning equal employment opportunity.


Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADAAA)
Sections 102 and 103 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KRS 344)

Harassment in the Workplace Policy
Employee Accommodations (ADAA) Policy
Sexual Misconduct Policy


I. Discrimination Inquiries

The Director of Human Resources has been designated to address employment-related discrimination, harassment, or disability-related inquiries:

Director of Human Resources
Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Main Administration Building

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 provides that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” The Title IX Coordinator has been designated to address sex-based discrimination and harassment inquiries:

Title IX Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
Main Administration Building

II. Formal Complaint Procedure for Alleged Incidents of Discrimination or Harassment

Employees and candidates for employment may file a formal complaint with the University pertaining to allegations of unlawful discrimination or harassment and adverse employment actions believed to have been taken on the basis of the employee’s protected status.

A formal complaint of harassment or discrimination based on a protected characteristic other than sex may be filed in accordance with the complaint procedures set forth in the University’s Harassment in the Workplace Policy.

For complaints alleging an incident of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile environment sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual exploitation, or stalking, the reporting procedures set forth in the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy should be followed.

The University will keep the complaint, investigation, and resolution as private and confidential as is reasonable and practical under the circumstances.


3.1.8 - HISTORY

This is a new policy, replacing language from the Staff Manual (May 2014) and Faculty Policy Manual (2011).

3.1.9 - APPENDIX

There are no appendices to this Policy.

3.1.10 - APPROVALS

Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources

Dr. Kathleen Jagger, Acting President