5.10 - Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment

The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status; unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories. No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.


Persons who believe they have not received equal employment opportunities should report their claims to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator and/or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Procedure. These individuals are listed below. No employee or applicant will be discriminated or retaliated against because he or she (1) requested, attempted to request, used or attempted to use a reasonable accommodation as allowed by the Illinois Human Rights Act, or (2) initiated a complaint, was a witness, supplied information, or otherwise participated in an investigation or proceeding involving an alleged violation of this policy or State or Federal laws, rules or regulations provided the employee or applicant did not make a knowingly false accusation nor provide knowingly false information.


Administrative Implementation

The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator for personnel who shall be responsible for coordinating the District's nondiscrimination efforts. The Nondiscrimination Coordinator may be the Superintendent or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Procedure. The Superintendent shall insert into this policy the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the District's current Nondiscrimination Coordinator and Complaint Managers.

Nondiscrimination Coordinator:



Dr. Julia Wheaton


15100 South 94th Avenue

Orland Park, Illinois 60462

Telephone No.




Complaint Managers:

Name                     Dr. Kim Dryier

Address:                15100 South 94th Avenue

                              Orland Park, Illinois   60462

Telephone:             708-745-5215



Name                      John Lavelle

Address:                15100 South 94th Avenue

                              Orland Park, Illinois   60462

Telephone:             708-745-5252  



The Superintendent shall also use reasonable measures to inform staff members and applicants that the District is an equal opportunity employer, such as by posting required notices and including this policy in the appropriate handbooks.


Minority Recruitment

The District will attempt to recruit and hire minority employees. The implementation of this policy may include advertising openings in minority publications, participating in minority job fairs, and recruiting at colleges and universities with significant minority enrollments.  This policy, however, does not require or permit the District to give preferential treatment or special rights based on a protected status without evidence of past discrimination.


LEGAL REF.: Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.

Americans With Disabilities Act, Title I, 42 U.S.C. § 12111 et seq.

Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C. §1981 et seq.,

Equal Employment Opportunities Act (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq., 29 C.F.R. Part 1601.

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d).

Immigration Reform and Control Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1324a et seq.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.  §2000d et.seq.

Pregnancy Discrimination Ac, 42 U.S.C. §2000e(k)

Title IX of the Education Amendments, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., 34 C.F.R. Part 106.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (1994), 39 U.S.C. §§4301 et seq

IL Constitution, Art. I, §§ 17, 18, and 19.

105 ILCS 5/10-20.7, 5/10-20.7a, 5/10-21.1, 5/10-22.4, 5/10-23.5, 5/22-19, 5/24-4, 5/24-4.1, and 5/24-7.

Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/40.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000ff et seq

Ill. Whistleblower Act, 740 ILCS 174/.

Ill. Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-103, 5/2-102, 5/2-103, and 5/6-101.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 775 ILCS 35/5.

Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act, 820 ILCS 55/10

Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/.

Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, 820 ILCS 820 ILCS 75/.

Ill. Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/.

Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 180/30.

Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act, 820 ILCS 260


CROSS REF.: 2:260, 5:20, 5:30, 5:40, 5:50, 5:70, 5:180, 5:200, 5:250, 5:270, 5:300, 5:330,

7:10, 7:180, 8:70


ADOPTED: October 4, 1999


REVISED: March 25, 2000; October 24, 2005; August 2009; February 24, 2011; July 1, 2011;                          

March 26, 2015; December 22, 2016 (update of complaint manager contact information and legal references only)

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