GBA - Equal Employment Opportunity

Code: GBA
Adopted: 10/10/90
Re-adopted: 8/13/97, 1/23/08, 3/10/10, 12/14/16, 7/13/22
Original Codes: GBA
 

Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by the district regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation[1], gender identity, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition[2], age, veterans’ status[3], service in uniformed service, familial status, genetic information, an individual's juvenile record that has been expunged, and disability[4] if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position.

The superintendent will appoint an employee to serve as the officer in charge of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The superintendent will also designate a Title IX coordinator to comply with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The Title IX coordinator will investigate complaints communicated to the district alleging noncompliance with Title IX.  The name, address and telephone number of the Title IX coordinator will be provided to all students and employees.

The superintendent will develop other specific recruiting, interviewing and evaluation procedures as are necessary to implement this policy.

END OF POLICY


1 “Sexual orientation” means an individual’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual’s gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated within the individual’s sex at birth.
2 This unlawful employment practice related to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition as described in House Bill 2341 (2019) (added to ORS 659A) applies to employers who employ six or more persons.
3 The district grants a preference in hiring and promotion to veterans and disabled veterans. A veteran is eligible to use the preference any time when applying for a position at any time after discharge or release from service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
4 This unlawful employment practice related to disability as described in ORS 659A.112 applies to employers who employ six or more persons (ORS 659A.106).


Legal Reference(s)

ORS 243.317 - 243.323
ORS 652.210 - 652.220
ORS 659A.003                                                                                                                
ORS 659A.040
ORS 659A.082
 
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2012).
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et. seq. (2012).
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (2018); 29 C.F.R Part 1626 (2019).
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107 (2012).
Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d) (2018).
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791, 794 (2012); 34 C.F.R. Part 104 (2019).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683, 1701, 1703-1705, 1720 (2018);
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (2019).
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2012); 29 C.F.R. Part 1630 (2019); 28 C.F.R. Part 35 (2019).
Wygant v. Jackson Bd. of Educ., 476 U.S. 267 (1989).
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12133 (2012). The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 38 U.S.C. § 4212 (2018).
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff-1 (2012).
Chevron USA Inc. v. Echazabal, 536 U.S. 736 (2002).
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4303 (2018).