Who can file a Discrimination Complaint with the Equal Opportunity Office?

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Who can file a Discrimination Complaint with the Equal Opportunity Office?

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The Office receives and investigates complaints of discrimination/harassment from: • County employees, including County volunteers, persons appointed to County boards and commissions; • Applicants for County employment and/or promotion; • Bidders and contractors who currently do business with the County, or who seek to do business with the County, and • Recipients of County services. There are 3 different categories of discrimination. One category of discrimination is intentional discrimination, otherwise known as disparate treatment. Disparate treatment occurs when an individual is denied equal employment opportunity, harassed, subject to unfair or unequal working conditions, or favoritism solely because of their protected class status. The second category of discrimination is “adverse impact” or “disparate impact.” This category of discrimination occurs when an employer engages in employment practices that, even when neutrally applied to all employees, disproportionately excludes the

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