Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Williams College provides equality of employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy applies throughout the college; all departments and employees are responsible for its implementation.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at the college will be based on qualifications and ability. Decisions regarding appointments, promotions, and conditions of employment comply with applicable federal or state law prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.

The college will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Employees or applicants needing accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at extension 2681. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

An employee who believes that he or she has been treated in a manner that violates the non-discrimination policies of the college and/or federal, state or local employment laws should discuss the matter with the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Assistant Director of Human Resources, the Vice President of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Vice President for Finance & Operations and Treasurer, or other discrimination grievance advisers. See also: Office¬†of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These advisers and officers stand ready to explain the college’s grievance procedures. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal.