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Employment Non-Discrimination Resources

Does your employment non-discrimination policy (or equal employment opportunity policy) include the term "sexual orientation" AND the term "gender identity or expression" (or “gender identity”)?

Below are some examples of how various healthcare organizations include the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression” in their employment non-discrimination policy.

Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles, CA) 
This LGBTQ-inclusive employment non-discrimination policy clearly includes the terms “sexual orientation,” “gender identity” and “gender expression,” along with ensuring that the policy applies to all aspects of employment.

Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. All personnel decisions are to be administered in accordance with this policy and in compliance with applicable federal and state law, including, but not limited to, decisions regarding recruitment, selection, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, lay-offs, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.

UAB Medicine (Birmingham, AL) 
UAB’s non-discrimination statement includes their commitment to diversity and culture in addition to being LGBTQ inclusive. 

UAB Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation.

Palms of Pasadena Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL)
This LGBTQ inclusive employment non-discrimination policy clearly includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” and enumerates its applicable aspects of employment. 

Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Is your employment non-discrimination policy communicated publicly in at least one way?

The HEI requires survey participants to document not only that they have an LGBTQ-Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Policy, but also that they make this policy readily accessible to the public and job applicants.

This policy must be communicated to prospective and current employees in at least one of the following ways:

  • Posted on employment page of website
  • Posted on job announcements
  • Posted on job applications/job application system
  • Posted in employment brochure

Posted on employment page of website:

  • Christiana Care Health System
    Not only posts their employment non-discrimination statement on their Careers website but also provides a link to the official Employment policy. In the third paragraph, you’ll see a link where you can download the full Employment Non-Discrimination policy.

  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Follows the practice of posting their Employment NonDiscrimination statement online.

Posted on job announcements:

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Posts its employment non-discrimination statement below each job posting. At the bottom of each job description you’ll see the LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination statement — alerting potential job applicants of their inclusive workforce.  

Posted on job applications/job application system: