Affirmative Action LCC Complaint Procedures


Lane Community College is committed to providing respectful working and learning environments that are free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lane Community College is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Affirmative Action/Diversity/Equal Opportunity Area of Human Resources may receive complaints and participate in investigating discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, disability access and accommodations complaints.

Students, employees, applicants, members of the college community, and persons attending college sponsored events who have complaints are encouraged to contact one of the persons listed in the procedures linked above for assistance, support, help with problem resolution, or information about complaint procedures.

Efforts will be made to resolve all problems and complaints promptly and fairly. Confidentiality for all parties will be respected to the greatest extent possible.

Statement on retaliation

Lane Community College does not tolerate retaliation against any person(s) who files a complaint. The College prohibits retaliation against individuals in response to filing grievances or participation, in any manner, in an investigation under College policy.

Protected Classes

Legal protection from discrimination in employment 

Covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII & (As amended - Civil Rights Act of 1991)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions (Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 & Title VII)
  • Age (40+) (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967)
  • Vietnam Veterans (Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974)
  • Parental or family medical leave (The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993)
  • Disability (physical and mental) (Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990)

State of Oregon
Federal protected classes plus:

  • Marital status* (ORS 659)
  • Age (18+) (ORS 659.015)
  • Family relationship* (ORS 659.340)
  • Job injury or application for Worker's compensation* (ORS 659)
  • Expunged juvenile record* (ORS 659)
  • Association with member of a protected class* (ORS 659)
  • Giving legislative testimony (ORS 659.270)
  • Organized militia (Military Service Personnel) (ORS 399.230)
  • U.S. Olympic Athlete (ORS 659.175)
  • Initiating or aiding in criminal or civil proceedings (ORS 659.550)
  • Whistleblower (ORS 659.505 to 659.545, 659.550)

>>Text of ORS 659 1999 Ed.<<

Some things employers may NOT do:

  • Require polygraph/lie detector tests/breathalyzer tests (ORS 659.225)
  • Require psychological stress tests/brainwave tests (ORS 659.227)
  • Require genetic screening (ORS 659.227, 659.710)
  • Require employee to pay for medical exam as a condition for continued employment (ORS 659.330)
  • Deny leave to donate bone marrow (ORS 659.358)
  • Regulate tobacco use during non-working hours (ORS 659.380)
  • Discriminate against persons reporting patient abuse
  • Discriminate against persons reporting or opposing safety or health violations/hazards
  • Discriminate against persons giving employment division testimony
  • Retaliation for whistleblowing (ORS 659.035)

City of Eugene
Federal and State* protected classes plus:

  • Source of income
  • Familial status
  • Sexual orientation

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