Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy

I. Equal Employment Opportunity

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law (collectively “Protected Classes” for purposes of this policy). This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

II. Equal Pay Provisions

The University is committed to the principle and practice of equal pay for equal work, as required by the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and other applicable federal and state laws.

In no case will the University pay different wages or salaries on the basis of Protected Class or any other factors not permitted by law, or give unequal benefits to similarly qualified individuals performing the same work under comparable conditions of job tenure.

III. Affirmative Action Statement

Applicants for employment, employees, sources of referral of applicants for appointment are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate against any applicants for employment on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or Vietnam Era veteran status. This policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes, including those pursuant of Title VI and Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In addition, Maryville University is committed to equality of opportunity and prevention of discrimination or harassment for sexual orientation.

Any person having inquiries concerning Maryville University compliance with regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is directed to contact the Affirmative Action Officer, who has been designated by Maryville University to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations.

IV. Complaint Process for Applicants

Any applicant who believes that a violation of the University’s policies against discrimination or harassment has occurred should immediately file a report with the Affirmative Action Officer. This report must contain the complainant’s name, address and telephone number, the identity of the person(s), department(s), or program(s) involved in the alleged violation, a statement of the nature of the claim (i.e., age discrimination, etc.) a specific description of the factual basis of the complaint and a description of the corrective action requested. The report must be signed and dated by the complainant.

Upon request, the Affirmative Action Officer will provide a complainant with assistance in completing and filing of the report.

V. Immigration Status Policy

All employees hired by the University must present documentation establishing their identity and employment authorization in accordance with the immigration laws of the United States prior to hire and upon request of the University at any time after hire.

Any employee failing to provide proper documentation as specified above, upon request, shall be ineligible for hire or continued employment with Maryville University. Such failure shall be just cause for discharge of any employee, regardless of contract rights. Employees must present a completed I-9 Form together with appropriate documentation to Human Resources for verification prior to the first day of class.