ARTICLE 19

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Non-Discrimination

19.1

The CSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, mental disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition and/or national origin. “Veteran status,” as used herein, refers to the categories protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), which currently includes Vietnam-era veterans, qualified special disabled veterans, and veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge was authorized. It is recognized these categories of protected veterans may expand or contract in the future consistent with changes in the VEVRAA. “Disability” and “medical condition,” as used herein, are consistent with the definitions provided in the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

19.2

An employee, who alleges discrimination in violation of a CSU systemwide non-discrimination or anti-harassment policy, shall file his/her complaint under the procedure described in Executive Order 928, or in any superseding executive order, if applicable. An employee may, at any time, file a complaint regarding the same incident with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Whistleblowing

19.3

An employee, who wishes to file a disclosure of an improper governmental activity and/or a significant health or safety threat, shall file his/her complaint under the procedure described in Executive Order 929, or in any superseding executive order, if applicable.

19.4

An employee, who alleges that he/she suffered retaliation for making a protected disclosure of an improper governmental activity and/or a significant health or safety threat, shall file his/her complaint under the procedure described in Executive Order 822, or in any superseding executive order, if applicable.

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