The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public-assisted institution of higher education which seeks to offer quality academic and experiential opportunities to meet the various needs of students and employees in the university community. As stated annually in the Equal Opportunity policy, the University of Louisiana at Monroe recognizes and accepts the responsibility of providing an environment free from discrimination for all students, faculty, and staff. The University reiterates its firm commitment to equal treatment for all people, including the disabled population.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe firmly supports the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity as set forth in the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The University’s policy in the area of equal employment opportunity shall be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. The University’s policy prohibits sexual harassment in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. The University’s policy allows for sick-leave use for maternity purposes and treats such requests in a manner similar to leave requests for any other temporary disability. Execution of this policy requires vigorous efforts, which the University’s administration supports.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s policy fully embraces equality of opportunity for all employees by affirming that the University will take affirmative action to assure that applicants receive fair consideration for employment and that employees are treated fairly during employment including recruiting, advertising, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, rates of pay, forms of compensation, tenure, selection for training, and all other employment practices.
Complaints involving this policy should be made verbally or in writing to any University official, to the employee’s immediate supervisor, or to the University’s EEO Coordinator. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the university’s Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, retirement status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, Vietnam era or veteran status, sickle cell trait; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Executive Order 11246 of 1965; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Rehabilitation Action of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.