Family Violence Project is committed to an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to provide and receive services in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices. Therefore, Family Violence Project expects that all relationships among persons in any agency owned facilities or sanctioned events will be business-like and free of explicit bias and prejudice.
Family Violence Project has developed this policy to ensure that all its employees, callers, and clients can live, work and receive services in an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Family Violence Project will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with these policies and are aware that any complaint in violation of such policies will be investigated and resolved appropriately.
Equal opportunity provider and employer
Family Violence Project prohibits discrimination on the basis of race (including hairstyle/texture), color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of clients in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, Family Violence Project’s policy includes prohibitions of harassment of clients and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
Family Violence Project encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination or harassment. It is the policy of Family Violence Project to promptly and thoroughly investigate such reports. Family Violence Project prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.
Affirmative Action in employment is required for women; racial and ethnic minorities; disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and Vietnam-era veterans; and individuals with disabilities in order to address under-representation in the workforce.
For more information
Inquiries concerning applicable laws, regulations, and policies should be addressed to: Family Violence Project, P. O. Box 304, Augusta, ME. 04332 (207) 623-8637; email address: [email protected]
Family Violence Project’s non-discrimination policy can be found on our website, www.familyviolenceproject.org, and in the organization’s new employee and shelter residents’ handbook.