2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Discrimination and Harassment — Grievance Procedure

The college is committed to ensuring that all employees receive fair and equitable treatment. Employment actions, demeaning remarks, implied or explicit threats, slurs, innuendoes, gestures, demeaning jokes, stories, pictures, objects or activities directed at employees or students which reflect upon race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, ethnic background, national origin, genetic information, disability status, parental or marital status, age or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.

Toward this end, the District Board of Trustees and its employees share a joint responsibility to actively and conscientiously seek a means of resolving complaints of discrimination and harassment through due process, without fear of reprisal. A grievance procedure is available to all employees who have reason to believe they have been discriminated against or harassed.

An employee who wants to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment should promptly report the matter to the Equity Officer within sixty (60) working days of the alleged incident. In the event that the alleged party is the Equity Officer, the employee should report his/her complaint to the Vice President for his/her department.

Hard copies of board policy and administrative procedures, Equal Access/Equal Opportunity, Prohibition of Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination and Harassment Grievance for Employees, are located in the Learning Resources Centers. These policies and procedures can also be accessed at www.CF.edu and www.Inside.CF.edu.

Complaints related to college operations or general working conditions are addressed under the Employee Complaints  Administrative Procedure.