Equal Employment Opportunity

Effective Date: 8/1/2008

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment
decisions at the Academy will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Universal Academy is an equal employment opportunity employers and do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.

The Universal Academy will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known
disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Any employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor and academic dean. Employees can raise concerns and make reports directly to the Superintendent/President without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.