YEO Policy Books 2015 Policy Book - Page 76

Equal Employment Opportunity Origin: Lake Washington School District, Washington Link: Click here Summary: In accordance with federal and state laws as well as local agreements, the Lake Washington School District recently updated its Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy with comprehensive nondiscrimination, to include equal treatment in pay. Talking Points & Important Information: • A comprehensive policy, Lake Washington’s EEO rule includes a diversity recruitment plan as well as protections from discrimination or disparate treatment on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or disability. In addition to hiring, the scope of the policy covers all aspects of treatment of an employee or applicant including employment opportunities, compensation, hours of work, conditions of employment, promotions, demotions, transfer, recruitment, layoff, or termination. • Nationally, women make on average make 78 percent of what a man with similar employment made in 2013. The gap is even wider for women of color. According to the previous year’s Census data, African-American women working full time all year made 64 cents for every dollar a white man made, while Hispanic women made just 54 cents. They also make less than white women. • While working women and mothers have long-suffered from pay inequity, transgender women almost universally report harassment and mistreatment in addition to disparate compensation. • Equal pay for equal work – for all – ensures that everyday Americans and their families are given their best chances to enter and stay in the middle-class. 2015 POLICY BOOK SCHOOL BOARD LEVEL PAGE 76