[Note: School districts are not required by statute to have a policy addressing these issues. However, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission strongly encourages the adoption of a policy and will look for such a policy during accreditation visits, audits, or investigations.]


 The purpose of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants for school district employment and school district employees.


 A. The policy of the school district is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.

B. The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual for any of the categories listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute impermissible harassment and the school district’s internal procedures for addressing complaints of harassment, please refer to the school district’spolicy on harassment and violence.

C. This policy applies to all areas of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, facilities, or privileges of employment.

D. Every school district employee shall be responsible for following this policy.

E. Any person  having  a  question  regarding  this  policy  should  discuss  it  with the Executive Director.


Legal References:      Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)


29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) 29 U.S.C. § 2615 (Family and Medical Leave Act)


38 U.S.C. § 4211 et seq. (Employment and Training of Veterans)


38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq. (Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services)