The Women’s Center offers flexible work policies for our staff, and advocates for flexibility across the University. Flexibility, however, is not enough. We must create an educational and work environment that is welcoming of all students, faculty and staff with caregiving responsibilities.
Accordingly, the Women’s Center prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees based on their caregiving responsibilities. This means that personnel decisions relating to hiring, terms and conditions of employment, promotion and termination will not be affected by an employee’s status as a parent or family caregiver. Additionally, the Women’s Center will not tolerate harassment of or retaliation against employees based on their family responsibilities. This policy applies to parents of young children, children who are ill, or children with disabilities; pregnant people; and faculty and staff with aging parents, spouses or partners who are ill or with disabilities.