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Non Discrimination Policy

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Non Discrimination Policy

            Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School and will not be tolerated. 

The University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, gender, age or disability in either employment or the provision of services.  As a Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School is, however, exempt from compliance with some provisions of certain civil rights laws, including some provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

The University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School is exempt from the prohibition against religious discrimination of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In accordance with 41 CFR Section 60-1.5, it shall not be a violation of the equal opportunity clause required by Executive Order 11246 for the University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School to establish a hiring preference for applicants of the Catholic faith.  The University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School reserves the right to exercise this hiring preference as required to maintain its Catholic identity.

 

            Policy Regarding Harassment and Retaliation:  The University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School is firmly committed to a working and educational environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, whether based on gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, age or disability.  This policy against any harassment includes but is not limited to derogatory comments and physical abuse.

            The University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School is also committed to a strict policy that prohibits retaliation against current or former employees of the University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School because they opposed any practice of discrimination or harassment made unlawful under Title VII; filed a charge of discrimination alleging such practice; testified or participated in any manner in any investigation undertaken by the University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School.  The University of the Incarnate Word/Incarnate Word High School/St. Anthony Catholic High School will respond swiftly and firmly to any acts of discrimination and retaliation of which it becomes aware.