No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit if, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance and administered by the organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Diocese of Orlando strives for justice in employment practices and equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship – including recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, training, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, work force reductions, recalls, terminations and other conditions of employment – to all applicants and employees without unlawful discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, or status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.
It is the personal responsibility of each employee to read and be familiar with the EEO Policy, to have a working knowledge of the Diocesan procedures for handling informal and formal complaints of discrimination, and to know and understand Diocesan EEO objectives and commitments.
If the Diocese determines that harassment or any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status has occurred, those responsible will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, depending on the severity of the case.
It is the responsibility of each supervisor to take corrective action to assure that employees respect the rights of all other employees, and to eliminate the existence of any harassment, and to contact the Office of the Human Resources Director or Chancellor upon receipt of complaint of discrimination or harassment.
No person shall be retaliated against, harassed, intimidated, threatened, coerced, or discriminated against for making a charge, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing; or for opposing alleged unlawful discriminatory practices prohibited by state and federal laws.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida is an E-Verify Employer
Legislation requires employers to verify that all newly hired individuals are authorized to work in the United States and to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) for each new employee. Newly hired employees will be required to provide legally acceptable proof of their identity and authorization to work in the U.S.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to verify the employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers electronically.
Through participation in the E-Verify program, Catholic Charities of Central Florida verifies the employment eligibility and Social Security number validity of all new hires.