non-discrimination notice

Non-Discrimination & Harassment Policy Summary

Equal Opportunity:

MCIU promotes equal opportunity in employment, education, and services without discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or any other legally protected status, as mandated by Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Employee Protection:

MCIU is dedicated to maintaining a discrimination-free workplace. Discrimination or harassment based on sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or any other legally protected characteristic is prohibited. Any individual engaging in such behavior will face disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Legal Framework:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on various factors, including race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Similarly, Title IX ensures non-discrimination in education programs and activities based on sex. The Americans with Disabilities Act mandates accommodation for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities.

Reporting Process:

Any employee who believes that he/she has been discriminated against or is the victim of harassment, or knows of another employee who has, may report it to their immediate supervisor, Office Director, or a member of the Office of Human Resources without fear of reprisal.

Additionally, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the MCIU has designated a Compliance Officer who can be contacted regarding any questions or concerns about discrimination or harassment in the workplace.  The MCIU’s Compliance Coordinator can be contacted via phone, mail, or email using the following contact information:

Brad Landis, Ed.D.
Assistant Executive Director
2 W. Lafayette St. Norristown, PA 19401
blandis@mciu.org
610-755-9355

For complaints regarding sex discrimination under Title IX, the MCIU has a designated Title IX Coordinator who can be contacted regarding any inquiries as to the application of Title IX or filing a harassment complaint.  The MCIU’s Title IX Coordinator can be contacted via phone, mail, or email using the following contact information:

Jack Hurd
Director of Human Resources
2 W. Lafayette St. Norristown, PA 19401
jhurd@mciu.org
610-755-9306

In addition to the above, an employee can also file a complaint using the attached Complaint Forms.

Protection Against Reprisal:

Employees are encouraged to raise concerns or file reports without fear of retaliation. Disciplinary action, up to termination, will be taken against anyone found guilty of discrimination or harassment.