St. Anne’s Family Services is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and uplifts all staff, program participants, and service providers in support of equity.
Please refer to the following organization policies and statements below.
Employment Discrimination Policy
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nondiscrimination Statement
Discrimination PolicyEffective Date: 3/26/2014; Revised Date:
St. Anne’s will provide equal opportunity and equal consideration to all persons without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, political activities, or any other legally protected basis. This policy extends to all recruitment, hiring, training, placement, transfer, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, working conditions and the general treatment of all employees and applicants.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure St. Anne’s maintains a diverse, stable and highly qualified workforce.
All persons employed by or seeking employment with St. Anne’s will be treated equally without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, political activities, or any other legally protected basis.
HANDLING A COMPLAINT OF DISCRIMINATION
If an Employee or applicant believes St. Anne’s has discriminated against him/her based on any legally protected status, the following steps should be taken:
- The Employee or applicant will submit, preferably in writing, the details of the alleged discriminatory act, including the date of the incident, person(s) involved, and legally protected status being discriminated against, to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
- An investigation will be conducted by the Human Resources Department involving all relevant parties.
- The information will be kept as confidential as possible and only relevant parties will be informed of the status of the claim of discrimination.
- While the investigation will be conducted promptly, the length of time it takes to complete depends on a variety of factors such as schedules and number of parties involved.
- Upon completion of the investigation, any determination of discrimination and/or violation of agency policy may subject an Employee to corrective action, up to and including, termination.
- St. Anne’s prohibits any form of discipline or retaliation where an employee, in good faith, reports incidents of discrimination, pursues any such claim, or cooperates in any way in the investigation of such claims (See St. Anne’s Whistleblower Protection Policy). St. Anne’s cannot resolve a claim of discrimination or take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination unless a claim is brought promptly to its attention.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigate and prosecute complaints of prohibited discrimination in employment. If you believe you have been harassed or retaliated against for resisting acts of discrimination or complaining about such acts, you may file a complaint with the appropriate agency. Information on how to contact the DFEH or the EEOC is on the personnel poster in the administration building near Human Resources.
[For St. Anne’s policy and procedures concerning unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, please refer to Harassment Policy.]
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURENONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3) Email: email@example.com.