The Governing Board prohibits discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants at any district site or activity on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 4032 - Reasonable Accommodation)
(cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 - Sexual Harassment)
(cf. 4119.41/4219.41/4319.41 - Employees with Infectious Disease)
(cf. 4154/4254/4354 - Health and Welfare Benefits)
(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)
Prohibited discrimination or harassment consists of unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, or visual, based on any of the prohibited categories of discrimination listed above that it is so severe and pervasive that it adversely affects an individual's employment opportunities or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with his/her work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies, assists, or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy.
Any district employee who engages or participates in prohibited discrimination or harassment, or who aids, abets, incites, compels, or coerces another to engage or attempt to engage in such behavior, shall be in violation of this policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
The Board designates the following position(s) as Coordinator(s) for Nondiscrimination in Employment:
13306 4th Street
Hickman, CA 95323-9634
Any employee or job applicant who believes that he/she has been or is being discriminated against or harassed in violation of district policy or regulation should immediately contact his/her supervisor, the Coordinator, or the Superintendent who shall advise the employee or applicant about the district's procedures for filing, investigating, and resolving any such complaints.
Complaints regarding employment discrimination or harassment shall immediately be investigated in accordance with AR 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment.
(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)
Any supervisory or management employee who observes or has knowledge of an incident of prohibited discrimination or harassment shall report the incident to his/her supervisor, the Coordinator, or Superintendent as soon as practical after the incident. All other employees are encouraged to report such incidents to their supervisor immediately.