Discrimination Complaint Procedures  P-2423 

2420     Non-Discrimination                                                                       

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1.0 Unlawful Discrimination

1.1 Notwithstanding the student grievance procedures, District Policy (P-2412), procedures shall be adopted for the investigation and resolution of complaints of unlawful discrimination in compliance with California Code of Regulations, title 5, section 59322, to ensure that all Los Rios Community College District programs and activities are available to all persons without regard to ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, race, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

1.2 The District will seek to resolve the complaints in an expeditious manner .

1.3 The Chancellor shall designate annually a District Officer responsible for insuring District compliance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges regarding unlawful discrimination.

1.4 Annual notice of this policy against unlawful discrimination will be given to students, to new employees when they commence working, and to all current employees.

1.4.1 This notice may be in the form of posters which contain the basic legal requirements, posted in places readily accessible to students, job applicants, and present employees.

1.5 Formal discrimination complaints under state and federal laws and regulations may also be processed through the procedures established by applicable state and federal agencies.

(Civil Rights Act of 1964, title VII, � 703, as interpreted by Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, � 1604.11; Education Amendments of 1972, title IX; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Ed. Code � 200, et seq.; Gov't Code, � 11135; Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, � 7287.6; Cal. Code Regs., tit. 5 � 53000, et seq.; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.)

2.0 Non-Retaliation

        2.1 Raising a concern of discrimination shall not affect the concerned individual's future dealings with the District, with his or her employment, or with compensation or work assignments. In the case of a student, it shall not affect grades, class selection, or other matters pertaining to his or her status as a student of the District.

        2.2 In a situation where evidence is found that an allegation of discrimination is brought solely for the purpose of vexation, the appropriate disciplinary action may be taken.

Policy Adopted:           2/10/82
Policy Revised:            6/3/92; 3/6/96; 12/12/07
Policy Reviewed:
Adm. Regulation:         R-2423

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