Non-discrimination Policies

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity

United Way of Racine County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity. We therefore:

  • Value, champion and embrace inclusion and diversity in all aspects of United Way of Racine County activities and respect others without regard to race, color religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
  • Support affirmative action and equal opportunity programs.
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

Harassment and Whistleblower Policy

United Way of Racine County maintains extensive policies around harassment and whistleblowing. These policies shared with all employees as part of our Employee Handbook. Leadership reviews and updates our employee handbook annually. All updates are reviewed with staff and the handbook is saved in a universal drive where any staff person can access it. We have the following reporting practice for any harassment complaints:

  • Complaint Procedure. If you believe you have been harassed, you may, but are not required to, address the issue with the harasser. If for any reason you are uncomfortable confronting the harasser, or if harassment continues, you should promptly report the incident to your supervisor. If you witness conduct that you believe is harassment, that conduct should be reported as well. All complaints will be investigated and treated seriously. A member of the Human Resources Committee will investigate complaints. Investigations will be conducted expeditiously, with due regard for the sensitive and serious nature of the allegations. We will conduct a thorough investigation, which may include interviewing the alleged victim, potential witnesses and the alleged harasser. We may also receive any documents or other evidence produced by the investigation. To the greatest extent possible, the investigation and its results will remain confidential; however, disclosure of some details to certain employees may be necessary in the investigation process. Upon completion of the investigation, a determination as to the merits of the allegations will be made. The employees involved will be informed of the results of the investigation.
  • Discipline and Penalties for Harassment. Sexual harassment and harassment are serious violations of state and federal law and the rules of conduct expected of all employees. If it is determined that an employee participated in sexual harassment or harassment, the employee will be subject to discipline, up to and including immediate discharge.
  • Alternate Complaint Procedure. If you have a sexual harassment or harassment complaint against your supervisor, or if you are uncomfortable reporting a complaint to your supervisor, you should file the complaint with Vice President of Finance and Administration.
  • Protection against Retaliation. Retaliation against those who believe reasonably and in good faith that they have been victims of harassment, or have otherwise opposed harassment in the workplace, is prohibited.
  • Alternate Investigator. If you have a complaint involving the President, you should report the matter to the President of United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. We afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, military service, use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours, or declining to attend a meeting or to participate in any communication about religious matters or political matters, or other protected group as provided by law. This policy applies to all phases of employment including, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, we are committed to providing a positive work environment for all employees, free of offensive and hostile conduct. United Way will not tolerate any incident of harassment or any other action that interferes with this equal employment objective. Employees who feel there have been actions in violation of this equal employment opportunity policy are strongly encouraged to use the organization's complaint procedure.

Non-discrimination in Community Investment

Any organization that receives funding through UWRC's community investment process must maintain compliance with the following non-discrimination policy:

  • The organization shall have developed an Affirmative Action Plan/Equal Employment Opportunity plan in compliance with state, federal and local guidelines.
  • The organization shall operate by policy and practice with no unlawful discrimination.
  • This shall be true in all aspects of the organization’s operations, including service to people, selection of board, employment of professional and other staff, and the purchase of supplies.​​​​​​​

This is according to section IV, item B5 of the 2021 Community Investment Policies and Procedures for Funded Partners.