Applicable Laws and Policies
Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 – Discrimination
Title VII is a federal law that protects individuals against employment discrimination on the bases of race and color, as well as national origin, sex, and religion.
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) – Harassment and Discrimination
FEHA is the California state law that prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave, and/or retaliation for protesting illegal discrimination related to one of these categories.
Board Policy 3410: Non-Discrimination
Board Policy 3410 is the PACCD policy that prohibits denial of access to District
services, classes, and programs on the bases of national origin, religion, age, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic
information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability,
pregnancy, military or veteran status.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits the exclusion from participation in, and the denial of the benefits of any educational program or service on the basis of sex (gender, including gender identity). Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy.
Board Policy 3430 – Prohibition of Harassment
Board Policy 3430 is the PACCD policy that prohibits the sexual harassment and discrimination of any employee, student, or District visitor, male or female, in any form, including verbal, nonverbal, physical, and visual conduct, and/or reprisal against said person for bringing a claim of or participating in an investigation of sexual harassment.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975 (ADEA) – Age Discrimination
ADEA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age against any person 40 years and older in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance, including failure or refusal to hire, to discharge, or to otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, and terms conditions, or privileges of employment.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 – Disability Discrimination
ADA is the federal law that protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all services, programs, and activities on the basis of an actual or perceived physical or mental disability.