6122 - Complaints and Grievances by Employees
|Policy: Complaints and Grievances by Employees||Policy Number: 6122|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 11/07/2018|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 10/17/2018||Date of Next Review: 11/18/2021|
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In accordance with the provisions of General Municipal Law and the collective bargaining agreements, all District personnel shall have the opportunity to present their complaints or grievances free from interference, coercion, restraints, discrimination or reprisal. The District shall provide at least two procedural stages and an appellate stage for the settlement of any grievance.
Complaints or grievances not covered under employee contracts shall be handled and resolved, whenever possible, as close to their origin as possible. The Superintendent is responsible for implementing regulations for the redress of complaints or grievances through proper administrative channels.
Complaints and Grievances Coordinator
Additionally, the Board shall ensure compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Superintendent shall designate a District employee as the Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator; and regulations and procedures shall be implemented to resolve complaints of discrimination based on sex or disability.
Prior to the beginning of each school year, the District shall issue an appropriate public announcement which advises students, parents or legal guardians, employees and the general public of the District’s established grievance procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination based on sex or disability. Included in such announcement will be the name, address and telephone number of the Title IX/Section 504/ADA COORDINATOR.
The Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator shall also be responsible for handling complaints and grievances regarding discrimination bases on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, age, veteran or marital status.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 United States Codes (USC) Section 2000-e, et seq. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 United States Code (USC) Section 2000-d, et seq.- Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Codes (USC) Section 794 et seq.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 Untied States Code (USC) Section 12101 et sew. – Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 United States Code (USC) Seciton 1681 et seq.- Prohibits discrimination on the bases of sex.
New York State Executive Law Section 290 et seq. – Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability or marital status.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 United States Code (USC) Section 621
Military Law Sections 242 and 243