7A. Open Hiring/Equal Employment Opportunity

7A. Open Hiring/Equal Employment Opportunity

The Board subscribes to the principles of the dignity of all people and of their labors. It also recognizes that it is both culturally and educationally sound to have persons of diverse backgrounds on the BOCES's staff.
Therefore, the BOCES shall promote and provide for equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, promotion and dismissal of all personnel. Commitment on the part of the BOCES towards equal employment opportunity shall apply to all people without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, disability or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
The BOCES shall ensure that it does not unlawfully discriminate in any area of employment including job advertising, pre-employment requirements, recruitment, compensation, fringe benefits, job classifications, promotion and termination.
Adopted 10-17-17
LEGAL REFS.: 20 U.S.C. §1681 (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)
29 U.S.C. §201 et seq. (Fair Labor Standards Act)
29 U.S.C. §621 et seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967)
29 U.S.C. §794 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. (Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act)
42 U.S.C. §2000d (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
42 U.S.C. §2000e (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
42 U.S.C. §2000ff et seq. (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
C.R.S. 2-4-401 (13.5) (definition of sexual orientation, which includes transgender)
C.R.S. 22-32-110 (1)(k) (discrimination in employment prohibited)
C.R.S. 22-61-101 (discrimination in teacher employment prohibited)
C.R.S. 24-34-301 et seq. (Colorado Civil Rights Division procedures)
C.R.S. 24-34-301 (7) (definition of sexual orientation, which includes transgender)
C.R.S. 24-34-402 et seq. (discriminatory or unfair employment practices)
C.R.S. 24-34-402.3 (discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions; notice of right to be free from such discrimination must be posted “in a conspicuous place” accessible to employees)
CROSS REFS.: AC, Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
GBAA, Sexual Harassment