Child Foundation Non-Discrimination Policy

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1. Policy Statement

1.1. Child Foundation (CF) does not practice or condone unlawful discrimination in any form against children, employees or sponsors on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Nor does CF allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, with respect to internal CF matters that do not contravene federal or state law and that do not interfere with the CF's relationships with outside organizations, including the federal government and private employers.

1.2. Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation is in violation of federal and state law and Child Foundation policy, and will not be tolerated.

1.3. Retaliation against any person complaining of discrimination is in violation of federal and state law and CF policy, and will not be tolerated.

1.4. CF will respond promptly to all complaints of discrimination and retaliation. Violation of this policy can result in serious disciplinary action up to and including discharge for employees.

1.5. Disciplinary action for violations of this policy will be the responsibility of the executive manager as may be appropriate in accordance with applicable procedures.

1.6. Child Foundation hereby affirms its desire to maintain a work environment for all employees that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and free from discrimination which is otherwise prohibited by CF policy or regulation. Unlawful discrimination is completely incompatible with the values and goals of CF and will not be tolerated. Child Foundation strives to maintain an environment that supports and rewards individuals on the basis of such relevant factors as ability, merit and performance.

2. Definitions

2.1. Discrimination is unequal and unlawful treatment based upon race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

2.2. Retaliation is conduct causing any interference, coercion, restraint or reprisal against a person complaining of discrimination or participating in the resolution of a complaint of discrimination.

2.3. Harassment is a form of discrimination.

3. Violations of Policy

3.1 Any individual with a concern, grievance or complaint of discrimination or retaliation should utilize the procedures available under the Office manual.