NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Care 4 U Community Health Center (C4UCHC) is committed to ensuring that its facility, programs and activities are accessible to all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. In turn, C4UCHC provides this policy to foster a healthcare environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination in accordance with federal, state and local law and one where patients are treated with equality, in a welcoming and respectful manner.

C4UCHC will provide equal access to healthcare services to all patients. As a patient, C4UCHC prohibits discrimination against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or other protected classification. C4UCHC also prohibits retaliation against any individual who files a complaint, or participates in the investigation of a complaint, filed under one or more of the aforementioned prohibitions.

DEFINITIONS:

  • "Discrimination or to discriminate" shall mean to treat someone differently or less favorably based on one or more of the following protected classifications: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or other protected classification.

  • "Disability" shall mean a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual. Included in the definition are individuals who have a record of such an impairment, or are regarded as having such an impairment.

  • "Harassment" shall mean unwelcomed conduct (whether verbal or physical) that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or other protected classification and creates an environment that would be intimidating, hostile or offensive to a reasonable person. Such harassing behavior may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults, offensive objects or pictures, and any other conduct or behavior that interferes with services provided in the health care environment.

  • "Retaliation" shall mean any adverse action taken against an individual for making a good faith complaint of employment discrimination or participating in any investigation or proceeding concerning a complaint of employment discrimination. Retaliation includes threatening, intimidating, harassing or any other conduct that would discourage a reasonable person from engaging in activity protected under this policy.​

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