Northwest Consumer Law Center (NWCLC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NWCLC is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and representation of clients because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. The Executive Director has issued the following policy stating NWCLC’s views in this matter:

It is the policy of NWCLC to:

  • Strictly follow personnel procedures that will ensure equal opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, disability, veteran or draft status;
  • Make reasonable accommodations wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities; provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.
  • Thoroughly investigate instances of alleged discrimination and take corrective action if warranted;
  • Be continually alert to identify and correct any practices by individuals that are at variance with the intent of the non-discrimination policy.

It is the policy of Northwest Consumer Law Center to serve all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to any non-merit factor. Accordingly, the NWCLC does not tolerate discrimination by its employees when they are serving individuals who are eligible for its programs based on any non-merit factor, including race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

All NWCLC employees are responsible for complying with this policy in discharging their job duties.

Individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on an aforementioned prohibited basis should contact NWCLC’s Executive Director, Sheila O’Sullivan.

If there is a finding of non-compliance with the non-discrimination policy set forth above, appropriate disciplinary action, ranging from counseling to termination, will be taken against the employee who violated the policy.

Approved: NWCLC Board of Directors (electronically)

Date: 9/19/2014