Non-discrimination policy for YJI

This policy states Youth Journalism International’s position on discrimination. This policy applies to all Youth Journalism International employees, volunteers, students and contractors. Our non-discrimination policy clearly states our goal of an inclusive and non-discriminatory work environment in which all employees and volunteers are valued and empowered to succeed. It is the responsibility of employee or volunteer of Youth Journalism International to understand the values and approach of our organization in detail and to comply with social norms and online protocols of behavior that respect, nurture and advance our values and approaches.

All volunteers should be treated with dignity and respect and will provide equal employment opportunities. Qualified applicants are considered for employment and volunteering positions, and employees and volunteers are not discriminated against during employment with regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, religious affiliation, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable law.
Youth Journalism International believes that diversity helps the organization realize its full potential and the talent of each employee, volunteer and student brings new ideas.

All employees and volunteer are encouraged to mention any type of complaints regarding violations of the non-discrimination policy with its executive director and/or any member of the Board of Directors. Complaints should be answered to the degree allowed by law.

Youth Journalism International does not discriminate against people with disabilities as long as the individual is qualified to perform the job.

Youth Journalism International requires a harassment-free workplace in every respect and prohibits sexual harassment as well as any other form of harassment. Management will take steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. They should clearly communicate to employees, volunteers and students that sexual harassment will not be tolerated.

Policy Approved by Youth Journalism International’s Board of Directors on September 16, 2016.

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