Board of Education Policy 6120: Equal Employment Opportunity

The Niskayuna Central School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of religion or creed (including attire, clothing or facial hair worn as a form of religious observance), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, genetic status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination laws.

Investigation of Complaints and Grievances

The School District will act to promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate all complaints, whether verbal or written, of discrimination, and will promptly take appropriate action to protect individuals from further discrimination. All such complaints will be handled in a manner consistent with the District’s policies, procedures, and/or regulations regarding the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints.

Additional information regarding the District’s discrimination and harassment complaint and grievance procedures, including but not limited to the designation of the Civil Rights Compliance Officer, knowingly making false accusations, and possible corrective actions, can be found in Policy #3420 — Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the School District.

Prohibition of Retaliatory Behavior

The Board prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against complainants, victims, witnesses, and/or any other individuals who participated in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination. Complaints of retaliation may be directed to the Civil Rights Compliance Officer. In the event the Civil Rights Compliance Officer is the alleged offender, the report will be directed to the Superintendent.

Where appropriate, follow-up inquiries will be made to ensure that discrimination has not resumed and that all those involved in the investigation of the discrimination have not suffered retaliation.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 USC Section 621
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 USC Section 12101 et seq.
Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) Public Law 110 233
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC Section 794 et seq.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC Section 2000d et seq.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC Section 2000e et seq.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 USC Section 1681 et seq.
Civil Rights Law Section 40-c
Civil Service Law Section 75-B
Executive Law Section 290 et seq.
Military Law Sections 242 and 243

See also:

Policy #3420 — Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the School District
Policy #6121 — Sexual Harassment of District Personnel

Adopted August 16, 2016
Updated September 10, 2019
Updated January 14, 2020