The Equal Employment Opportunity Unit is responsible for all facets of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law, the American with Disabilities Act, the Human Rights Law and other civil rights laws as they relate to employment with Monroe County. This includes recruitment, retention, promotion, enforcement, and training. The unit processes discrimination and harassment charges by employees and customers, and is responsible for providing pro-active policy awareness training for all employees. Training conducted pertains to diversity, sexual harassment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Monroe County government prohibits discrimination in employment, program activities, procurement and contracting on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, veteran status, military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, gender identity, criminal history, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or retaliation with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
Monroe County services and programs are located in accessible facilities. Reasonable disability related accommodations needed to apply for or receive services, or for employment, may be requested of the applicable department, preferably five to seven days in advance. Examples include, but are not limited to, requests for sign language interpreters, requests that information be provided in alternative formats, or requests for staff assistance.
The ADA Manager is responsible for overseeing and monitoring County government compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) including hiring, advancement, compensation, training, discharge, and other conditions of employment, as well as ensuring reasonable accommodations.
Monroe County government makes every effort to provide programs, services and activities that are accessible and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities by making application processes and delivery of services accessible to and usable by qualified people with disabilities.