Equal Employment Opportunity
The purpose of this policy is to ensure a working environment free from unlawful discrimination.
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY
This policy impacts all Departments of the City of Yakima.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
It is the policy of the City of Yakima to provide equal employment opportunity to employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, marital status, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, layoff, training, discipline, and discharge.
Sexual Orientation – is defined as in Washington State law. See RCW 49.60.040(15), defining sexual orientation as “heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender expression or identity. As used in this definition, ‘gender expression or identity’ means having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior, or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.”
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES
See also Administrative Code Policy 1-2300, Workplace Anti-Harassment (formerly HR 1800, Workplace Anti-Harassment, 2/1/2009)