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ACCPD is committed to providing a work environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and equitable treatment for all Department employees. That is why our Department is compliant with applicable federal law and takes positive action to prevent discrimination and harassment by implementing an expansive Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy that strictly prohibits any form of harassment and/or discrimination, encouraging employees to come forward with complaints about prohibited workplace harassment and/or discrimination, taking immediate action to investigate and resolve complaints of alleged harassment and/or discrimination, and prohibiting retaliation against any individual for making a complaint of harassment/discrimination or cooperating with an investigation.
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ACCPD’s Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy strictly prohibits and clearly defines any conduct deemed to be harassment or discrimination. Employees receive training and education on harassment and discrimination, as well as information for properly reporting any allegations of harassment or discrimination. Every employee is responsible for preventing harassment/discrimination or reporting any acts or suspected acts of harassment/discrimination. All allegations are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Our Department reports any allegation of harassment/discrimination to ACC Human Resources for investigation. Additionally, we strictly prohibit any retaliation against an employee for filing a complaint of harassment/discrimination or cooperating with a harassment/discrimination investigation. Any employee found to have engaged in prohibited harassment/discrimination is subject to disciplinary action, up to an including termination.
ACCPD’s Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy strictly prohibits any form of harassment or discrimination based, in whole or in part, on an employee’s sex, race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, political ideology, or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal or state laws, or that of the employee’s relatives, friends, or associates.
Discriminatory acts include disparate or unequal a) application of terms/conditions of employment; b) provision of employment opportunities, benefits, or privileges; c) work conditions; or d) evaluative standards.
Harassment includes any verbal, physical, or visual conduct that a) has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment; b) has the purpose of effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance; or c) otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment and/or promotional opportunities.