Section 5 - Personnel

  • General Personnel

    Policy 5:10

    Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment

    The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race; color; creed; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; ancestry; marital status; arrest record; military status; order of protection status; unfavorable military discharge; citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States; use of lawful products while not at work; being a victim of domestic or sexual violence; genetic information; physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position; or other legally protected categories. 

    Persons who believe they have not received equal employment opportunities should report their claims to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator and/or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Procedure.  These individuals are listed below.  No employee or applicant will be discriminated or retaliated against because he or she initiated a complaint, was a witness, supplied information, or otherwise participated in an investigation or proceeding involving an alleged violation of this policy or State or federal laws, rules or regulations, provided the employee or applicant did not make a knowingly false accusation nor provide knowingly false information. 

    Administrative Implementation

    The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator for personnel who shall be responsible for coordinating the District’s nondiscrimination efforts.  The Nondiscrimination Coordinator may be the Superintendent or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Procedure.  The Superintendent shall insert into this policy the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the District’s current Nondiscrimination Coordinator and Complaint Managers.

    Nondiscrimination Coordinator:
    Name Jason Lind
    Address 18550 Millburn Road
      Wadsworth, IL 60083
    Telephone 847-245-2900

    Complaint Managers:
    Name Stephen Johns Elizabeth Keefe
    Address 18550 Millburn Road 18550 Millburn Road
      Wadsworth, IL 60083 Wadsworth, IL 60083
    Telephone 847-245-2920 847-245-2777

    The Superintendent shall also use reasonable measures to inform staff members and applicants that the District is an equal opportunity employer, such as, by posting required notices and including this policy in the appropriate handbooks.

    Minority Recruitment

    The District will attempt to recruit and hire minority employees.  The implementation of this policy may include advertising openings in minority publications, participating in minority job fairs, and recruiting at colleges and universities with significant minority enrollments.  This policy, however, does not require or permit the District to give preferential treatment or special rights based on a protected status without evidence of past discrimination.

    LEGAL REF.: Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §621 et seq. Americans With Disabilities Act, Title I, 42 U.S.C. §12111 et seq

    Civil Rights Act of 1991, 29 U.S.C. §§621 et seq., 42 U.S.C. §1981 et seq., §2000e     et seq., and §12101 et seq

    Equal Employment Opportunities Act (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq., 29 C.F.R. Part 1601.

    Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. §206(d).

    Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000ff et seq.

    Immigration Reform and Control Act, 8 U.S.C. §1324a et seq.

    Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §791 et seq.

    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq.

    Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42. U.S.C. §2000e(k).

    Title IX of the Education Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., 34 C.F.R. Part 106.

    Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (1994), 38 U.S.C. §§4301 et seq.

    Ill. Constitution, Art. I, §§17, 18, and 19. 105 ILCS 5/10-20.7, 5/10-20.7a, 5/10-21.1, 5/10-22.4, 5/10-23.5, 5/22-19, 5/24-4, 5/24-4.1, and 5/24-7.

    Genetic Information Protection Act, 410 ILCS 513/25.

    Ill. Whistleblower Act, 740 ILCS 174/.

    Ill. Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-103 and 5/2-102.

    Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 775 ILCS 35/5.

    Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/.

    Ill. Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/.

    Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 180/30.

     23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.230.

    CROSS REF.:2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria, 5:40 (Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease), 5:70 (Religious Holidays), 5:180 (Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity), 5:200 (Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal), 5:250 (Leaves of Absence), 5:270 (Employment, At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment), 5:300, (Schedules and Employment Year), 5:330 (Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:180 (Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment), 8:70 (Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities)

    ADOPTED:           October 28, 2013