City of Minneapolis Enterprise Policy Coversheet
Anti-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy
X City Council Departments
__ Boards and Commissions
X Other: Contractors, Subcontractors, and Vendors
It is the policy of the City of Minneapolis to comply with federal, state and local laws that prohibit harassment (including sexual harassment) and discrimination in the workplace that is based on protected class status. Such discrimination or harassment is prohibited in all aspects of employment including but not limited to recruitment, testing, hiring, transfers, assignments, promotions, discipline, termination, or any other area of employment. Retaliation due to reporting or participating in investigations conducted in accordance with this policy is prohibited. The scope of this policy extends to employees refraining from discriminating against or harassing vendors or third parties (such as clients or customers) doing business with the City of Minneapolis. Investigations resulting in a finding that an employee’s conduct violated this policy will result in appropriate action and may result in discipline, up to and including suspension or discharge from employment.
Acts of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation may violate the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance, the City of Minneapolis Ethics in Government Ordinance, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Discrimination based on disability may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, or the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance.
Circa 1991: Council approval date of previous Sexual Harassment Policy
November 16, 2012: Anti-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy approved by City Council
November 16, 2012: Effective
ADA, American with Disabilities Act, Anti-Discrimination, Complaint, Discrimination, Favoritism, Harassment, Hotline, Investigation, Protected Class Status (age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender (including pregnancy), genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation (including gender identity), status with regard to public assistance, and veteran’s status (including Vietnam Era Veteran status), Religious Expression, Retaliation, and Sexual Harassment.
Policy Review Group Approval
Director, Employee Services, Human Resources (612) 673-3341
HR Lead Investigator (612) 673-2436
Last updated Aug. 2, 2013