The County EEO Office serves as a neutral third party in discovering the facts and determining whether harassing or discriminatory behavior actually occurred. Consequently, EEO staff does not advocate for the complainant, or for the County department involved.

The EEO Office will evaluate the testimony given and other information gathered during the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the EEO Office will report the findings of the investigation to the Department Head. If the allegations are substantiated, the Department Head or Appointing Authority is responsible for working with the assigned Human Resources Officer (HRO) in determining and taking the appropriate corrective action.

Notice of Rights

Basing treatment of employees or applicants on their membership in a protected class is expressly prohibited by law and County policy. Accordingly, a complaint may be made for adverse treatment, such as discrimination, harassment, or hostility in the workplace, because of one’s membership in a protected class. Protected classes include age, ancestry, color, race, sex (gender), religion, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis protected by law. A complaint may also be made for retaliation suffered because of participation in the complaint process as a complainant or witness.