Equal Employment Opportunity
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Academy to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such), religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), marital/registered domestic partner status, age (forty (40) and over), national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), or the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy extends to all employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring of new employees and the training, transfer, promotion, compensation and benefits of existing employees.
To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Academy will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result.Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the Director of Human Resources and request such an accommodation. The individual with the disability should specify what accommodation he or she needs to perform the job. The Academy then will conduct an investigation to identify the barriers that interfere with the equal opportunity of the applicant or employee to perform his or her job. The Academy will identify possible accommodations, if any, that will help eliminate the limitation. If the accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, the Academy will make the accommodation.