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(A) For the purpose of this section, the term MINORITY will refer to American Indians, Asians, blacks or Hispanics, or to such protected classes as youth, elderly, women or persons with disabilities.
(B) The village hereby declares to uphold, defend, enforce and advocate for all laws related to equal employment opportunity, including but not limited to the following:
(1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d et seq. which prohibits discrimination in the participation in or benefits of programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance on the basis of race, color or national origin;
(2) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in all employment practices including hiring, firing, promotions, compensation and other terms, privileges and conditions of employment;
(3) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, being 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq. which prohibits discrimination in federally assisted education programs;
(4) The Equal Pay Act of 1963, being 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq. which covers all employees who are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Act forbids pay differentials on the basis of sex;
(5) The Age Discrimination Act of 1967, being 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq. which prohibits discrimination because of age against anyone between the ages of 40 and 65;
(6) Federal Executive Order 11246, Compliance Assistance Bylaw, which requires every contract with federal financial assistance to contain a clause against discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin;
(7) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, being 29 U.S.C. § 794 and DOL Implementing Regulations at 29 C.F.R. Part 32 which prohibits any discrimination based on disability;
(8) Section 188 of WIA and the U.S. DOL Regulations at 29 C.F.R. Parts 31 and 32 which provides that no person in the United States shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin, under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Labor;
(9) Chapter 68, Article I, § 17-19 of the State Constitution which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, national ancestry, disability and sex in the hiring and promotion practices of any employer;
(10) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq., prohibits discrimination on the basis of their disability; and
(11) State Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/) which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation or unfavorable discharge from military service in connection with employment, real estate transactions, access to financial credit and the availability of public accommodations.
(C) The village will assure nondiscriminatory employment practices in recruitment, recruitment advertising, employment, placement, layoff or termination, promotion, demotion or transfer, rate of pay or other forms of compensation and use of facilities.
(D) The village will not contract with other agencies, banks, businesses, vendors and the like who practice or establish a pattern of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation or unfavorable discharge from the military.
(E) The village will incorporate into any contract for construction work, or modification thereof, subject to the relevant rules, regulations and orders of the Secretary of Labor or of any prior authority that remains in effect, which is paid in whole or in part with the aid of such financial assistance, the following equal opportunity clause.
(1) In the event of the contractor’s noncompliance with the provisions of this equal employment opportunity clause, the Act or the rules and regulations of the Department, the contractor may be declared ineligible for future contracts or subcontracts with the state or any of its political subdivisions or municipal corporations, and the contract may be cancelled or voided in whole or in part, and other sanctions or penalties may be imposed or remedies invoked as provided by statute or regulation.
(2) During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:
(a) That he or she will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service; and, further, that he or she will examine all job classifications to determine if minority persons or women are underutilized and will take appropriate affirmative action to rectify any underutilization;
(b) That, if he or she hires additional employees in order to perform this contract or any portion of this contract, he or she will determine the availability (in accordance with the Department’s rules and regulations) of minorities and women in the areas from which he or she may reasonably recruit and he or she will hire for each job classification for which employees are hired in a way that minorities and women are not underutilized;
(c) That, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by him or her or on his or her behalf, he or she will state that all applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service;
(d) That he or she will send to each labor organization or representative of workers with which he or she has or is bound by a collective bargaining or other agreement or understanding, a notice advising the labor organization or representative of the contractor’s obligations under the Act and the Department’s rules and regulations. If any labor organization or representative fails or refuses to cooperate with the contractor in his or her efforts to comply with the Act and rules and regulations, the contractor will promptly notify the Department and the contracting agency and will recruit employees from other sources when necessary to fulfill its obligations under the contract;
(e) That he or she will submit reports as required by the Department’s rules and regulations, furnish all relevant information as may from time to time be requested by the Department or the contracting agency, and in all respects comply with the Act and the Department’s rules and regulations;
(f) That he or she will permit access to all relevant books, records, accounts and work sites by personnel of the contracting agency and the Department for purposes of investigation to ascertain compliance with the Act and the Department’s rules and regulations; and
(g) That he or she will include verbatim or by reference the provisions of this clause in every subcontract awarded under which any portion of the contract obligations are undertaken or assumed, so that the provisions will be binding upon the subcontractor. In the same manner as with other provisions of this contract, the contractor will be liable for compliance with applicable provisions of this clause by subcontractors; and further it will promptly notify the contracting agency and the Department in the event any subcontractor fails or refuses to comply with the provisions. In addition, the contractor will not utilize any subcontractor declared by the State Human Rights Commission to be ineligible for contracts or subcontracts with this state or any of its political subdivisions or municipal corporations.
(F) The village assures that it will actively provide nondiscriminatory outreach, selection and service to all individuals.
(G) Efforts will be made to hire minority individuals for all job categories so that minority employment in all categories of the work force will represent a proportionate share of minority populations in the village as well as surrounding areas.
(H) The village will provide accommodations to the best of its ability for employees with disabilities, contingent on budget and structural limitations.
(I) All village employees are expected to adhere to the above policy and to work actively for its implementation both internally and in carrying out village program activities.
(J) The village designates the Village President and Board of Trustees to carry out the EEO/AA plan.
(Ord. 1996-8, passed 3-28-1996; Ord. 2011-02, passed 8-1-2011)