Equal Employment

Nondiscrimination Statement

Texas Southmost College shall not refuse to hire or discharge any individual or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of any of the following protected characteristics:

  1. Race, color, or national origin
  2. Sex
  3. Religion
  4. Age (applies to individuals who are 40 years of age or older)
  5. Disability or genetic information [see DAAA (Legal)]

Any employee or applicant for employment who perceives that he or she has been treated in a discriminative manner on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (applies to individuals who are 40 years of age or older), disability, or genetic information may consult with or file a written complaint with the Director of Benefits and Compensation.

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator

Texas Southmost College designates the following person to coordinate its efforts to comply with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Reasonable Accommodations

The college district is required, absent undue hardship, to reasonably accommodate an otherwise qualified individual who meets the definition of disability under the actual disability or record of disability prongs. The college district is not required to provide a reasonable accommodation to an individual who meets the definition of disability solely under the regarded as prong. [See DBB regarding medical examinations and inquiries under the Americans with Disabilities Act]

Reasonable accommodation includes:

  1. Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities; and
  2. Job restructuring, part-time or modified work schedules, reassignment to a vacant position, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, appropriate adjustment or modification of examinations, training materials or policies, the provision of qualified readers or interpreters, and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Updated May 8, 2020