Employees Protected Against Discrimination in Various Forms

January 1, 2011

Fans of Mad Men, the television series about the advertising world set in the 1950s and early 1960s, see plenty examples of discrimination in the workplace, particularly in regard to women.

But those Mad Men days are long gone and many of the actions depicted would be illegal in today’s world in which CUNY employees are protected by a nondiscrimination policy regarding not only gender but race and ethnicity — and more, as well.

CUNY’s own Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) states:

“It is the policy of The City University of New York and the constituent colleges and units of the University to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, legally registered domestic partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic violence.”

The details in the policy are on the OHRM website. For more information please see: search.cuny.edu and enter”nondiscrimination”.