Human Resources

Staff Policies

III. Employment Policies

A. Equal employment opportunity

Equal opportunity at Reed College is the fundamental philosophy that has characterized the college since it was founded.  All relationships with the college are based on personal merit. 

The college will not discriminate on the basis of individual characteristics of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law.

The college maintains a strict policy that prohibits harassment in any form.

Reed College complies with all local, state and federal requirements for providing a discrimination and harassment-free workplace.  The various types of discrimination and harassment that are prohibited at Reed College include:

Race Color
Religion Sex
Sexual Orientation National Origin
Age (18 or older) Disability
Marital status Family relationship
Association with anyone in a protected class Application for Workers Compensation benefits
Opposition to safety/health hazards Expunged juvenile record
Service in uniformed service Genetic history
Aiding in a civil or criminal proceeding Requesting or taking protected leave by law

It is also unlawful to refuse to grant an eligible employee's request for a pregnancy leave, parental leave of absence, family medical leave or other forms of leave protected by law.

last revised: 7/1/2007

last reviewed: 2/13/2012

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