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FH 2.6 Statement of Equal Opportunity

Effective Date Feb 6, 2015

FH 2.6 Statement of Equal Opportunity

It is Florida Tech’s policy and practice to prohibit discrimination because of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other discrimination prohibited by law.

The university, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, has adopted standards and practices that insure all applicants for employment and all employees are treated in a fair and impartial manner that recognizes the dignity of each individual and allows selection and advancement based on qualifications and abilities.

If a faculty member feels he/she has been discriminated against regarding access to employment, hiring, promotion, compensation, job assignment or fringe benefits solely because of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era veteran status or any other discrimination prohibited by law, he/she is entitled to request review by an ad hoc Faculty Senate grievance committee (see policy "Dismissals and Terminations"). See references to the Ombudsman Committee in the policy “Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty.” 

FH 2.6.1 Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Applications of persons with disabilities will be given equal consideration with other applications, and no restrictions will be established to prohibit employment of applicants with disabilities, except where a physician's statement indicates that employment in a particular position would create a potential hazard for the applicant, fellow workers or the university. All efforts will be made to accommodate disabilities on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act.