Anti Discrimination Policy

Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc. (hereafter HVCC) is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. It is HVCC’s policy that all employees have a right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment based on sex, age, race, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. HVCC prohibits harassment of its employees in any form-by supervisors, coworkers, customers, or suppliers. 

If you feel you have been discriminated against or harassed in any way, it is generally best to tell that person that you find such behavior offensive, that such behavior is against company policy, and that you want him or her to immediately stop. However, if you are uncomfortable taking this action, or if the conduct does not stop after you have warned the offending person, you should immediately contact your supervisor. If you feel you cannot seek help from your supervisor, then you should contact his or her supervisor or the HR Director, or higher-level management for assistance.

Every complaint will be investigated as promptly, thoroughly, and impartially as possible. We will protect the confidentiality of complaints to the fullest extent possible. If the investigation determines that discrimination or harassment has occurred, HVCC will take immediate and appropriate action.

HVCC will not retaliate against any employee for complaining about discrimination or harassment. If you feel you have been retaliated against follow the complaint procedure above. 

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HVCC will ensure that managers and supervisors comply with this policy. They are required to be aware of potential discrimination situations, quickly resolve and discrimination issues that arise, and refrain from retaliation or harassment against any employee involved in the filing, investigation, or resolution of a discrimination claim. 

Non-Discrimination Certification

I, David M. O'Rourke, Chief Executive Officer of Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc., and entity lawfully organized and existing under the laws of Connecticut, do hereby certify that the following is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted on the twenty-fourth day of September, 2007 by the governing body of Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc., in accordance with all of its documents of governance and management and the laws of Connecticut and further certify that such resolution has not been modified, rescinded or revoked, and is at present in full force and effect.

RESOLVED: That Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc. hereby adopts as its policy to support the nondiscrimination agreements and warranties required under Conn. Gen. Stat. 4a-60(a)(1) and 4a-60a(a)(1), as amended in State of Connecticut Public Act 07-245 and sections 9(a)(1) and 10(a)(1) of Public Act 07-142, as those statutes may be amended from time to time.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this certificate the twenty-seventh day of August, 2014 


David M. O’Rourke
Chief Executive Officer