The Educational Service Unit (“ESU”) does not discriminate on the basis of prohibited factors in employment and educational programs/activities. The ESU affirmatively strives to provide equal opportunity for all as required by:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended - prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) as amended - prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are at least 40
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended - prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination against the disabled
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) - prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public service, public accommodations and telecommunications
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) - requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to "eligible" employees for certain family and medical reasons
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 - prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) – provides job protections and reemployment rights to military reservists and National Guard members called to active duty
The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act which prohibits discrimination against groups that wish to access ESU facilities
The Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act (FEPA) – prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, marital status, and retaliation
Nebraska Age Discrimination in Employment Act (Age Act) – prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age for those individuals who are over 40 years of age
The Equal Pay Act of Nebraska – prohibits discriminatory wage practices based on sex
The Nebraska Equal Opportunity in Education Act – prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including pregnancy) by any educational institution
Veterans Preference Law (NEB. REV. STAT §§ 48-225 to 48-231) - stipulates categorical preferences for employment for military veterans and for the spouses of disabled veterans
Additional ESU board policies prohibit harassment and/or discrimination against students, employees, or patrons on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, pregnancy, and any other legally prohibited basis. Retaliation for engaging in a protected activity is also prohibited.
Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against, denied a benefit, or excluded from participation in any ESU education program or activity may file a complaint using the ESU’s complaint procedures.
Inquiries regarding compliance with any of the laws referred to in this policy may be directed to the ESU Administrator.
Adopted on: June 9, 2008
Revised on: June 11, 2018
Reviewed on: May 9, 2011
Reviewed on: June 14, 2021