Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Effective Date Apr 1, 2018

Applicable Employee Classes:                                   

Reviewed Date:

Approved by:

All Florida Tech Employees

July  2021                                           

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President                              

 

Florida Tech strives to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all students, employees and visitors.

Policy

Florida Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The university will actively promote Equal Opportunity policies and practices conforming to federal, state and local laws against discrimination. As evidence of its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action, the following policy has been established:

It is the policy of Florida Tech to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provision in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

As part of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy, Florida Tech will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation or any type of retaliation because they have (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

Florida Tech further believes that employment decisions should be based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications and should not be based on irrelevant factors or personal characteristics that have no connection with job performance. Therefore, the university provides equal opportunities during employment by administering every phase of its personnel program without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Procedure

If you feel that the university has discriminated against you during its employment process, please contact the Office of Human Resources  (321) 674-8100.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)