School Board Policy 401 -
Equal Employment Opportunity 

Adopted: April 29, 1996
Revised: December 10, 2001

Revised: December 14, 2009
Revised: february 8, 2021
Revised: January 8, 2024

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants for school district employment and for all school district employees.

II. General Statement of Policy

A. It is the school district’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, age, family care leave status, or veteran status. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.

B. The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual for any of the categories listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute impermissible harassment and the school district’s internal procedures for addressing complaints of harassment, please refer to the school district’s policy on harassment and violence.

C. This policy applies to all areas of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, facilities or privileges of employment.

D. Every school district employee shall be responsible for following this policy.

E. Any person having any questions regarding this policy should discuss them with the Director of Human Resources.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
29 U.S.C. 621 et. seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
29 U.S.C. 2615 (Family and Medical Leave Act)
38 U.S.C. 4211 et. seq. (Employment and Training of Veterans)
38 U.S.C. 4301 et. seq. (Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services)
42 U.S.C. 2000e et. seq. (Equal Employment Opportunities; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act)
42 U.S.C. 12101 et. seq. (Equal Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities)

Cross References:
WBLASB Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination)
WBLASB Policy 405 (Veteran’s Preference)
WBLASB Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)