2.1 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Middlebury College complies with applicable provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination in employment, or in admission or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities, on the basis of race, creed, color, place of birth, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, service in the armed forces of the United States, positive HIV-related blood test results, genetic information, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability and/or any other status or characteristic as defined and to the extent protected by applicable law.

Middlebury College will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

See also the full text of the College’s Nondiscrimination Statement.

Retaliation against any person who has in good faith filed, supported, or participated in an investigation of a complaint of any type of discrimination or harassment as defined by College policy is prohibited. Employees are encouraged to report suspected violations of this policy to their manager(s) and/or the Office of Human Resources and/or the Human Relations Officer for prompt investigation and response. Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints are processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in the College’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy.