AACRAO Discrimination and Misconduct Policy

Board Statement on Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct

AACRAO is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful working environment for its employees and volunteers, including the Association's Board of Directors and those serving on Association committees. This policy furthers AACRAO's commitment to creating an environment free of bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct, and to meeting applicable legal requirements. 

We hire, train, promote, compensate, and dismiss employees and engage or dismiss volunteers without regard for age, citizenship, race, national or ethnic origin, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or family responsibility, family medical or genetic information, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, matriculation, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 

All forms of harrassment are prohibited. Harassment can be verbal, visual, or physical or can be communicated in writing or electronically. Harassment includes but is not limited to situations where one person has authority over another. Harassment is any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct when:

  • submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term of condition of an individual's participation or advancement in the organization; or
  • submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis or threatened to be used for participation or decision affecting the individual.

Original considered by Governance Committee of the AACRAO Board of Directors, January 26, 2018
Approved by the Governance Committee March 1, 2018
Approved by the AACRAO Board of Directors March 7, 2018