Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability (including HIV, Aids, or sickle cell trait), marital status, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information. The District does not allow any unlawful discrimination in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring and employment practices. If a person has a good-faith, reasonable belief that s/he has been discriminated against because of a legally protected characteristic, the person may utilize the Internal Complaint Procedure included in Board Policy (1122.04, 3122.04, 4122.04) as a means of reaching, at the lowest possible administrative level, a prompt and suitable resolution of the matter.
In order to initiate an investigation, a written complaint must be completed and submitted to the Equity Manager. Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination must be submitted no later than thirty (30) calendar days of the circumstances or event giving rise to the complaint unless the time for filing is extended by the Equity Manager for good cause. Wrongfully and intentionally submitting a false complaint is a violation of Board Policy and may result in disciplinary action. Please note: During the investigation, it may become necessary to reveal the identity of the complainant and disclose other facts related to the complaint to person(s) that may have further information or responsibility relevant to the accusation. Employees or applicants seeking additional information about the District’s complaint processes should contact the Equity Manager by email or telephone.