From the LACCD Website: It is the policy of the LACCD to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, disability, and veteran status
All programs and activities of the LACCD shall be operated in a manner which is free of discrimination. Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the District who engage in any form of discrimination as defined in this policy or by state or federal law shall be subject to discipline, up to and including discharge, expulsion, or termination of contract.
- Official LACCD Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy Chapter XV of the Board Rules (link opens new browser window)
- Official Summary LACCD Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy (link opens new browser window)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):
Los Angeles Community College District is required to ensure equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
The LACCD website claims that “positive action will be taken to ensure that this non-discrimination policy is followed in all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and pay practices.”
The LACCD in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws and District policy, prohibits discrimination against any student, employee – faculty or staff, and applicant based on sex, sexual orientation, race, color, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, disability, medical condition (cancer related), age (40 & above) and or veteran status.
- More details about discrimination are available here.
- Read the LACCD’s Discrimination Policy (link opens new browser window).
Who You Can Contact:
If you are located at one of the colleges we encourage you to contact your College Compliance Office. If you are located at the District Office contact the Office of Diversity Programs. You will get advice on information regarding sexual harassment and/or discrimination; what you can do if you believe that you are being sexually harassed or discriminated against and need assistance; and what you can do if you want to file either a sexual harassment or discrimination complaint.
- Official LACCD’s Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy
- Official LACCD Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Form
- Official Summary LACCD’s Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a District program that provides employees and their covered family members confidential personal assistance for a wide range of concerns.
Help is available for personal relationships, legal and financial concerns, alcoholism and other drug problems, depression, job stress, coping with grief and loss, parenting concerns, physical abuse, compulsive gambling, or other personal concerns.
EAP services may be accessed on the Internet at www.integratedinsights.com (link opens new browser window) or by calling (800) 342-8111 at any time.
Moving Forward with a Complaint:
If you believe you have been discriminated against and would like to file a complaint you can download a copy of the LACCD complaint form and send it to the Compliance Officer at your college or send it to the District Office of Diversity Programs.
Black Faculty and Staff Advocacy:
If you need further information regarding your rights and responsibilities regarding discrimination and harassment or you are not satisfied with the information you receive from the district office or any of the college campuses you might want to take a look at these other resources:
Federal, State, and Local:
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
- California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
- Los Angeles National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
If you feel that you need the additional advocacy of the LACCD BFSA, forward an electronic copy of the LACCD Complaint Form to the LACCD BFSA President at firstname.lastname@example.org.