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Employment: Non-Discrimination

SECTION: HR - Employment NEXT REVIEW DATE: May 2017
APPROVED: June 2011 REVIEWER: Director of Human Resources
APPROVED BY: William C. Rickle, S.J. REVISION DATE: May 2016

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Wheeling Jesuit University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any employment activity with either its employees or applicants for employment [NOTE: This policy title was changed from Employment: Equal Opportunity Employment to Employment: Non-Discrimination].


2.1 It is the policy of Wheeling Jesuit University that:

2.1.1 All employment-related activities and personnel actions will be administered in a nondiscriminatory manner. This policy applies to advertising, recruitment, interviewing, offers of employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, reductions in force, termination, compensation, and University-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social programs, recreation programs or any other terms, benefits, or conditions of employment.

2.1.2 No person will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, blindness, handicap, disability, or Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status insofar as any of these classes are defined and protected by local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

2.1.3 The University prohibits all forms of sexual discrimination, including sexual misconduct, and will not discriminate on the basis of sex in employment-related activities, education programs, and non-employment related activities. The University will adhere to all the requirements of Title IX in a manner consistent with applicable law. Any questions regarding the University's Title IX implementation may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education. A comprehensive understanding of the University's Title IX policy may be found on the University's website under Title IX.

2.2 Statutes

The laws governing equal opportunity include, but are not limited to

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1866
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Executive Order 11246, as amended
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act; the Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • The West Virginia Human Rights Act
  • The Virginia Human Rights Act
  • Article 169 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Wheeling

2.3 Wheeling Jesuit University values diversity and seeks talented employees from a variety of backgrounds. To this end, the University takes affirmative action to employ qualified women, minorities, disabled or Vietnam Era veterans, and handicapped individuals. Questions or concerns regarding the University's equal opportunity/affirmative action policies should be directed to the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer; the Director of Human Resources currently serves in that capacity.

2.4 The Human Resources Department will maintain the University's Affirmative Action Program and update it regularly to maintain compliance with all applicable laws. All supporting documentation will be maintained in compliance with therequirements of the applicable laws. Notification of the University's intent will appear on the University's website and on all job opportunity postings.

2.5 Any questions regarding equal employment, affirmative action or diversity programs should be directed to Human Resources.


The Director of Human Resources has the authority to change, modify or approve exceptions to this policy at any time with or without notice and with the approval of the University President or his designee.


Compensation Procedures: Pay Adjustments: Promotion / Demotion / Reduction in Force / Restructure
Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Statement
Interview Procedure Policy
Title IX Policy

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