Non-discrimination Policy

 

It is the Standard of Elim Christian Services to admit children and adults to agency services regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation (including gender identity), national origin, nationality, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information or H.I.V. status. Elim Christian Services prohibits, and will not tolerate, any form of unfair treatment, denial of reasonable agency services, discrimination or harassment based upon any protected classification protected by federal, state or local law.

Any employee who becomes aware of a potential violation of this standard must report it immediately, as required by the Mandated Reporter regulations. If the response the employee receives to this initial report is in any way unsatisfactory, the employee must then further report the matter to the Corporate Compliance Officer. Do not allow an inappropriate situation to continue by not reporting it, regardless of who is creating that situation. No employee in this organization is exempt from this standard. Reporting the potential violation only to the person alleged to have violated the standard is not sufficient to comply with the Mandated Reporter regulations and this standard. Any supervisor or manager who becomes aware of a potential violation of this standard must report it immediately as required by the Mandated Reporter regulations.

An employee who in good faith brings such a complaint to the attention of the appropriate authorities, participates in an investigation of a potential violation of this regulation and standard, or engages in any similar activity protected by law, will not be retaliated against or adversely affected as a result. Any employee who engages in such retaliation is subject to discipline up to and including termination. Any retaliation should be reported to the Corporate Compliance Officer.

Any employee found to have violated this standard in any way is subject to discipline up to and including termination.

Revised: 11/15/2018