Americans with Disabilities and Title VI

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is federal legislation passed in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.

The law made it illegal to discriminate against a disabled person in terms of employment opportunities, access to transportation, public accommodations, communications, and government activities. The law prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions from discriminating against the disabled. Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations in order for a disabled person to perform their job function.

Town of Ellettsville Code Equal Opportunity Policy

36.015 Equal Employment Opportunity

(A) The town is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the town’s policy to treat all employees and applicants for employment equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experience and other employment standards.  The town does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, veteran status or any other legally protected classification. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and discharge.  It is the town’s policy to comply with all applicable Federal, state and local laws governing employment. All position vacancy notices, postings, advertisements and recruiting literature shall contain the phrase “An Equal Opportunity Employer.”

(B) Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace shall bring these issues to the attention of their supervisor.  Employees may raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

(Ord. 05-04, passed 2-28-2005)

Town of Ellettsville

Americans with Disabilities Equal Opportunity Policy

36.018 Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA)

(A) It is the intent and policy of the town that qualified individuals with disabilities participate in and receive the benefit of the services, programs or activities of the town.  It is the policy of the town not to discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability in: job application procedures, the hiring, advancement or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training and other terms or conditions and privileges of employment.  It is the intent of the town to comply with all applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This will be amended upon review of the personnel policy to include the following:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

(B) The town will reasonably accommodate persons with a disability on a case-by-case basis, which may include making facilities readily accessible to individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying work schedules, modifying equipment or similar accommodations.  Due to the nature of the work, however, the town may be unable to make such accommodations. Employees who wish to request an accommodation are advised to contact their supervisor to obtain ADA forms for processing. Any employee who believes he or she has received treatment inconsistent with this policy or with any requirement of the ADA may file a complaint within 180 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act or practice with the Town Council or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

(Ord. 05-04, passed 2-28-2005)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

“No person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, low income status, Limited English Proficiency and Status as a Veteran (Indiana) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”  (42 U.S.C. 2000d)