Equal Employment Opportunity
Amended date: 12/01/2018
Provided by Office of Equal Opportunity
Tufts University is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and student.
It is the policy of the University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status (disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans), or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Tufts also prohibits retaliation against any individual for filing or making a good faith report of alleged violations of this policy. Tufts does business in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities. For instance, consistent with New York City’s Executive Order 50 and in addition to the aforementioned policy statements, Tufts also prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of citizenship and marital status.
Every member of the Tufts community is responsible for taking positive action to ensure that women, minority group members, and individuals with disabilities are given full opportunity for employment and advancement as well as for participation in University-sponsored programs, events, and social services.
Tufts complies with, among others, Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Massachusetts Executive Order 74, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (of 1967 as amended), Massachusetts General Law Chapter 151B, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USSERA), Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, and the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act.
Tufts encourages its employees to use the services of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) or Human Resources if there are any questions about this policy or if any individual wishes to raise any policy related concerns or complaints. To contact OEO, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 627- 3298 and to contact Human Resources, please contact email@example.com or call (617) 627-7000.
This policy applies to all staff, temporary staff, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent contractors, affiliates or any other members of the Tufts community, whether hired contractually or who work under faculty or postdoctoral scholar handbooks, or who are otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Related Links and Resources:
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
This Non-Discrimination Statement is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found at here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.