Equal Opportunity and Commitment to Diversity

Youth Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. 

Youth Center expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment for discrimination based on any of the characteristics mentioned above. Improper interference with the ability of another employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Youth Center will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation of an otherwise qualified applicat or employee related to an individual’s physical or mental disability, sincerely held religious beliefs and practices, and/or any other reason required by applicable law, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship upon Youth Center’s business operations. 

Any employees with questions or concerns about equal employment opportunities in the workplace are encouraged to being these issues to the attention of the HR manager. The agency will not allow any form of retaliation against individuals who raise issues of equal employment opportunity. Employees who feel they have been subjected to any such retaliation should bring it to the attention of the HR manager. 

Retaliation mean adverse conduct taken because an individual reported an actual or perceived violation of this policy, opposed practices prohibited by this policy, or participated in the reporting and investigation process described below. “Adverse conduct” includes but is not limited to:

  • Shunning and avoiding an individual who reports harassment, discrimination, or retaliation;
  • Express or implied threats or intimidation intended to prevent an individual from reporting harassment, discrimination, or retaliation; or
  • Denying employment benefits because an applicant or employee reported harassment, discrimination, or retaliation or participated in the reporting and investigation process. 

Other examples of retaliation include firing, demotion, denial of promotion, unjustified negative evaluations, increased surveillance, harassment, and assault.

Complaints of discrimination should be filed according to the procedures described in the Harassment and Complaint Procedure of the Youth Center of Texas, Inc. Employee Handbook. 

Commitment to Diversity

Youth Center is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in agency policy and the way we do business at Youth Center and is an important principle of the sound business management.

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