ARTICLE 27

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Non-Discrimination

27.1

The CSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, physical disability, mental disability and medical condition. “Veteran status,” as used herein, refers to the categories protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (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.

27.2

An employee, who alleges discrimination in violation of a CSU 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

27.3

27.4

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 applicablee.


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