It is the University's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicap, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or membership in any other group protected by law. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). No applicant or employee may be discriminated against with respect to any employment or benefits decision because of a disability as defined by the law.
The University's policy on HIV reflects the University's mission, character and commitment, particularly as these statements pertain to the human dignity of individuals. Therefore, the University does not discriminate against individuals who are diagnosed as HIV positive or as having AIDS. An applicant or employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation is defined as a suggested change or adjustment to a job or work environment (subject to the limits in applicable law) that permits a qualified job applicant or employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to employees without disabilities.
Employees or applicants who wish to request a reasonable accommodation must contact Personnel Resources, and may be required to submit appropriate documentation of their disability and need for an accommodation.
If you ever believe that you have been subjected to discrimination or denial of equal employment opportunity, report the alleged conduct immediately to your supervisor or the Director of Personnel Resources for prompt investigation. Any employee who violates the University's Equal Employment Opportunity policy is subject to corrective action that may include termination of employment. Benedictine University prohibits any form of retaliation against any employee for filing a complaint or assisting in a complaint investigation.
On June 1, 2010, the Office of Business and Finance Services launched a confidential web-based tool to assist employees in reporting misconduct in the workplace. Employees may make an anonymous report by contacting the University’s Anonymous Reporting Line via telephone at (866) 326-2747 or internet at Benedictine University Compliance and Ethics Helpline www.ben.ethicspoint.com. Reports can be made 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
The establishment of this additional reporting mechanism does not take the place of reporting misconduct to your supervisor or any senior university official, but it provides an additional avenue of reporting and satisfies the University’s obligation for compliance with both federal and state law pertaining to the Whistleblower Act.