ANTI DISCRIMINATION POLICY
VGES anti-discrimination policy describes how we protect staff, learners, subject matter experts, and other contractors from discrimination in the work place. This policy provides information on expected behavior to avoid discriminatory activities as we comply with all anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). We explicitly prohibit offensive behavior and activities such as derogatory comments towards colleagues of a specific gender, race, color or ethnicity.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and participation in all VGES programs and activities. In accordance with applicable Federal and State law and VGES policy, VGES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. VGES also prohibits sexual harassment.
Chief Administrative Officer
Employees who harass their colleagues will go through our disciplinary process and we may reprimand, demote or terminate such employees depending on the severity of their offence.
To ensure that our conduct and processes are fair and lawful, we:
- add the following statement to every job posting and requests for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs): “VGES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. VGES is an equal opportunity employer”
- provide trainings on diversity to improve collaboration among employees, vendors, SMEs of different backgrounds
ANSI/IACET 1-‐2018 Standard for CE/T
VGES Operating Manual
Civil Rights Act https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm
VGES EMPLOYEE MANDATORY ANTI- DISCRIMINATION TRAINING
VGES is committed to providing a positive educational and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all staff, students, SME and other contractors. As part of our commitment to a safe and welcoming workplace, we are committed to providing Anti-Discrimination training on an on-going basis to all employees and SMEs.
To serve this need, an on-line delivery of this mandatory training is available on:
Staff and SMEs are required to complete the training module which takes approximately twenty-five minutes. While the video emphasizes applicability to youth, it covers discrimination and harassment based on race, skin color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age and disability; it also addresses retaliation. Therefore, the video applies to workers of all ages. Please contact Customer Service Manager if you have any question about this training.
Thank you for your support and compliance on this important matter.
ON LINE TRAINING INSTRUCTIONS:
For the online Anti-Discrimination training, go to:
and click on the “Complete video” link.
After watching the training video, please sign and date attached form.