DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE
More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious, and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values, and advancing the common good.
United Ways foster and promote an inclusive environment that leverage the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.
United Way of the Florida Keys takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realties, background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues.
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.
NON-DISCRIMINATION & EQUAL EMPLOYMENT POLICY
No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political opinions or affiliations, marital status, parental status or veteran’s status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any United Way of the Florida Keys program or activity.
UWFK assures every applicant and employee Equal Employment Opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political opinions or affiliations, marital status, parental status or veteran’s status except when such requirement constitutes a bona-fide occupational qualification necessary to perform the tasks associated with the position.
Any applicant or employee who believes that he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the D.C.F. Office of Civil Rights, within 365 days of the alleged discriminatory act. All complaints shall be treated in accordance with the procedures set forth by law or in Chapter 60Y-5, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
No person shall be retaliated against, harassed, intimidated, threatened, coerced or discriminated against for making a charge, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing; or for opposing alleged unlawful discriminatory practices prohibited by state and federal laws.