Local, state and federal laws and regulations

In its effort to "Educate all students for success in life," the Anchorage School District is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities, services and benefits to all students and employees without regard to race, color, religion, physical handicap, national origin, sex, or other prohibitions.  This policy is consistent with local, state and federal employment laws and regulations.


Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Prohibits discrimination against persons 40 and over, in any area of employment, because of age. Amended in 1978 to include ages 40-70 and over. Also prohibits discrimination against persons under 40 and over 70.

 

Alaska Family Leave (AFL)

Entitles eligible employees of covered employers to job-protected absences for serious medical conditions and parental leave.

 

Alaska Statute 18.80.220

Prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, parenthood, age, physical or mental disability.

 

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; and ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.

 

Anchorage Municipal code, Title V, Chapter 5: Article 20

“An Ordinance establishing an Equal Rights Commission and establishing It’s Powers”. Patterned after the state statute, the municipal ordinance also prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, parenthood, age, or physical or mental disability.

 

Equal Pay Act of 1963

Requires all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) to provide equal pay for men and women performing comparable work.

 

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

 

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.

 

Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991

Prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in all employment practices, including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, and other terms, privileges, and conditions of employment.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972

Prohibits sex discrimination in any of the educational programs and activities operated by a public school district including: employment, fringe benefits, admissions, athletic and physical education facilities, financial aid, health services, counseling, and access to course offerings. Requires comprehensive written evaluation and remedial program to correct deficiencies.

 

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