ARTICLE 4: NON-DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT

Section 1. Neither the University nor the Union shall discriminate against a GA because of membership or non-membership in any labor union or on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, past/present history of a mental disorder), veteran status, prior conviction of a crime, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, gender identity or expression, or membership in other protected classes set forth in state or federal law. Discrimination includes failing to provide reasonable accommodation, consistent with state and federal law, to persons with disabilities.

Section 2. In the event an accommodation proposed to comply with state or federal law conflicts with a provision of this Agreement, the parties, at either party’s request, shall meet to discuss the proposed accommodation.

Section 3. The parties agree that an accommodation made by the University or the Union with respect to any term or condition of employment shall apply only to the person accommodated in the particular situation. The fact that such person was accommodated, and the manner and method of such accommodation, shall be without precedent and may not be used or relied upon by any person or entity with regard to any subsequent grievance or arbitration pursuant to this Agreement.

Section 4. The University maintains a policy currently known as the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Inappropriate Romantic Relationships (“Policy Against Discrimination”), which is revised and updated and may be renamed from time to time. This policy applies to GAs as well as the other members of the University Community.

Section 5. The Policy Against Discrimination shall be made available to GAs through posting on a University website.

Section 6. The University maintains Gender Transition Guidelines to assist transgender and gender variant members of the campus community with navigating the policies and practices of the University during a gender transition, as well as to assist University community members in their efforts to support transgender community members. In conjunction with such Guidelines, as they may from time to time be revised and updated, the University shall comply with law including any applicable building code with respect to the provision of all-gender restrooms. The University shall make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests by a GA for an all-gender restroom within a reasonable distance to the GA’s workplace.

Section 7. The University shall comply with the law including any applicable building code with respect to the provision of lactation stations.