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​​​​​Positive Workforce, Inc.

​POSITIVE WORKFORCE IS A 501(C)3

NOT-FOR-PROFIT-CORPORATION

RESPONSIBLE HARD WORKING PEOPLE 

TEL: 212 410-5615

Anti-Discrimination Policy 

I. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Positive Workforce (Positive) located in a historically diverse municipality, is committed to a policy of equal employment and equal access in its educational programs and activities. Diversity, inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination are central to the mission of Positive.

It is the policy of Positive to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees (including paid and unpaid interns) and to admit and provide services for students of our training programs without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.

It is also the Positive’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations when appropriate to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, employees who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions, or employees who are victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses.

This Policy also prohibits retaliation for reporting or opposing discrimination, or cooperating with an investigation of a discrimination complaint.

Prohibited Conduct Defined

Discrimination is treating an individual differently or less favorably because of his or her protected characteristics—such as race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, or any of the other bases prohibited by this Policy.

Harassment is a form of discrimination that consists of unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or academic environment. Such conduct can be spoken, written, visual, and/or physical. This policy covers prohibited harassment based on all protected characteristics other than sex.  Sex-based harassment and sexual violence are covered by Positive’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct.

II. DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION COMPLAINTS
Positive is committed to addressing discrimination and retaliation complaints promptly, consistently and fairly. The Executive Director of Positive shall be responsible for, among other things, addressing discrimination and retaliation complaints under this Policy. There shall be procedures for making and investigating such complaints, which shall be applicable at each department of Positive.

III. ACADEMIC FREEDOM
This policy shall not be interpreted so as to constitute interference with academic freedom.

IV. RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE
The Executive Director has ultimate responsibility for overseeing compliance with this policy. In addition, each person with managerial responsibility must promptly consult with the Executive Director if he or she becomes aware of conduct or allegations of conduct that may violate this policy. All employees of Positive are required to cooperate in any investigation of a discrimination or retaliation complaint.


V. REPORTING DISCRIMINATION AND/OR RETALIATION
Positive is committed to addressing discrimination and/or retaliation complaints promptly, consistently and fairly. Employees, as well as visitors and students, may promptly report any allegations of discrimination or retaliation to the Executive Director as follows:


Name: Gary Linares  

Address: 109 East 125th street NY, NY 10025

Email: info@positiveworkforce.org

Phone Number: 212-410-5615