Equal Employment Opportunity

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions, policies and practices are to be made, developed and conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws.

WPC will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination (including any form of unlawful harassment or retaliation) due to a person’s sex/gender, age, race, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, including recovery from childbirth), ethnicity, color, religion, creed, national origin, nationality, ancestry, citizenship, immigrant status, military status, veteran status, mental or physical disability or handicap, perceived disability or handicap, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, domestic partner or civil union status, or membership in any other protected group.

For example, and by way of illustration only, WPC will not unlawfully consider an individual’s membership in any protected group, as defined above, with regard to: interviewing, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, assignments, evaluations, coaching, promotions, discipline, discharge and layoff decisions.

WPC’s policy on equal employment opportunity supports, and is consistent with, WPC’s commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusiveness. Diversity means not only membership in the various protected groups identified above, but also diversity in experience, perspective and ideas. WPC believes that it is much stronger as an organization, and is enriched, as a result of diversity. WPC strives to ensure that its policies and practices are respectful of diversity and promote inclusion.

This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all of WPC’s employees (regardless of level) and applicants for all positions (regardless of level). All such individuals are both protected under and restricted by this policy.