Western University of Health Sciences

Policies & Procedures

Policy: Equal Employment Opportunity
Policy Information

Title: Equal Employment Opportunity

Responsible Department: Office of Human Resources (HR)

Policy Contact

Fox, Thomas G

Senior Vice President


Policy Dates

Effective Date: 2004-08-18

Next Review Date: 2014-06-30

Approval Date:

Legislation :

Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Sections 102 and 103  of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
Section 12940 of the State of California Government Code
Section 12926 of the California Government Code

Policy Statement

It is the policy of Western University to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, full-time and part-time without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.



Purpose of Policy

Western University is committed to equal opportunity laws that ensure applicants and employees are treated equally and promote our philosophy of employing minority and women applicants within the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. Moreover, Western University is committed to ensuring that all employees enjoy a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment and intimidation.

Related Policy Information

All employment activities, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff, discharge, rate of pay, selection for training and job assignments shall be conducted without regard to age, race, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, marital status, disability, physical handicap or any other basis protected by law.

All hiring directors, supervisors and other staff involved in interviewing or communications with job applicants are expected to follow this policy and procedure at all times.

The Office of Human Resources is responsible to remain current pertaining to EEO regulations and to disseminate relevant information to the University community. 

Any employee or applicant for employment who believes that he or she has not been professionally afforded treatment conforming to the policy of equal employment opportunity or feels he or she has been subjected to any form of sexual intimidation or harassment is to contact the Chief Human Resources Officer who is also the Equal Opportunity Officer for Western University.


Minor Revision