Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Limestone University’s Affirmative Action Policy is designed to insure that all applicants receive equal consideration for employment and that employees are treated justly during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disabilities, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Such action will apply to, but not be limited to employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, lay-off, termination, and rates of pay.
It is the policy of Limestone University that in the process of recruitment for an appointment to the work force, no appointment will be made until minority group candidates have been sought out, and if qualified, are identified and encouraged to apply. The Affirmation Action Plan provides, without fear of retaliation, the prompt, fair, and impartial consideration of all complaints of discrimination at Limestone University based on race, creed, color, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disabilities, marital status, and political affiliation. Any such complaint shall be promptly forwarded in writing to the Affirmative Action Officer. If the Affirmative Action Officer determines there is any merit to the complaint, he/she will forward all facts pertaining to the complaint along with the summary of his/her review of the complaint to the President for further review and additional action if appropriate.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) means nondiscrimination – that is, hiring and promotion without regard to race; color; religion; age; sex; marital status; national origin; ancestry; sexual orientation; disabilities; or any other protected class. To attain parity demands affirmative action, a program of purposeful activity undertaken with conviction and effort to overcome barriers to equal employment opportunity. Limestone’s Affirmative Action Plan is designed to achieve the full and impartial participation of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and other protected groups.
Limestone University is committed to reducing and, wherever possible, eliminating actual and apparent under representation of minorities and women in the University work force. The University is dedicated to removing procedural and attitudinal barriers to access for persons with disabilities and older persons. The University will provide reasonable accommodation in accordance with the ADA.