This policy applies to all employees.
RIT is committed to resolving complaints of discrimination in a manner fair to the employee and to the university. If, after investigation, it is determined that discriminatory actions have occurred, the wrong will be remedied. If discrimination has not occurred, the university's position will be defended.
External complaints are those raised outside of RIT, through lawsuits or government proceedings.
Lawsuits filed against RIT will be defended, as required, by legal counsel. Settlements will be considered and arranged, as appropriate, by legal counsel, with the concurrence of the Director of Human Resources and the appropriate vice president and/or dean.
Charges of discrimination made to or by government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or New York State Department of Human Rights (NYS DHR) will be defended, as required, by legal counsel. All settlements, including conciliation agreements, will be considered and acted upon, as appropriate, by legal counsel and the Director of Human Resources.
Edited September 2010