Human Resources Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. Furthermore, the College does not discriminate on the basis of the protected classes listed above in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs.

The College's employment practices are in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Equal Pay Act, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or any other local, state, or federal law protecting individuals from employment discrimination.

It is the College's fundamental policy to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practice. This policy extends to recruitment and hiring, working conditions, pay and benefits, professional development opportunities, performance review, promotion, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Prohibited practices include:

  • harassment or discrimination on the basis of any of the listed protected groups;

  • retaliation against a student or employee for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices;

  • denying employment opportunities to a qualified applicant or employee because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular protected group listed above;

  • using genetic information protected by law pertaining to an applicant or an employee, or a member of the applicant's or employee's family, to make employment decisions;

  • excluding a student or applicant, persecuting a student or otherwise denying or limiting his/her educational access, benefits, or opportunities based upon that student 's or applicant's membership in a protected category, as described above.

Reporting Procedure -- All student employees, applicants, and employees are free to exercise their rights under this policy and these practices. If any student, applicant, or employee feels his/her rights under the law or policies and practices have been violated, he/she should promptly notify:

    • The Associate Vice President, Human Resources, (717) 358-4278

    • The Provost and Dean of the Faculty (for faculty members making reports), (717) 358-3986

Policy Maintained by: Human Resources, Associate Vice President
Last Reviewed: July 25, 2016