Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, applicants, and job seekers, and is committed to making decisions using reasonable standards based on each individual’s qualifications as they relate to a particular employment action (e.g., hiring, training, promotions). In addition to employees, HIP’s anti-discrimination policy also extends to all volunteers, clients, and partners. No person shall be discriminated against or harassed because of race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a physical or mental disability unrelated to work requirements, pregnancy, protected veteran status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, parental status, ancestry, source of income, credit history, housing status, order of protection status, actual or perceived association with such a person or other classes protected by national, federal, state, or local law. This policy includes the commitment to maintaining a work environment free from unlawful harassment.
Under this policy, no employee, volunteer, client, or applicant shall be subject to retaliation (including harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination) because they have engaged, in good faith, in the following activities:
- Filing a complaint under this Policy with HIP, or with federal, state or local equal employment opportunity agencies;
- Assisting or participating in an investigation or other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local equal employment opportunity or affirmative action law;
- Opposing any act or practice prohibited by this policy or federal, state or local equal employment opportunity or affirmative action law; or
- Exercising any other right protected by federal, state or local equal employment opportunity or affirmative action law. Staff employees and applicants for staff jobs should immediately bring any complaint or retaliation under this policy to the business owner.
Hunger Intervention Program complies with all federal, state, and local laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and acts in accordance with such regulations and guidance including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended. Employees with any questions or requests related to these laws and guidelines, including the ADA as amended, should contact HIP ’s leadership.