Non-Discrimination Policy

Washington Art Association is an equal opportunity organization.  Discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, physical disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information (including family medical history), political association, or military/veteran status is illegal and will not be tolerated in any of Washington Art Association’s activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the appointment and removal of Trustees; hiring and firing of employees or contractors; selection of performers, volunteers, and vendors; and providing of services.

Washington Art Association will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them for medical or religious reasons, as required by law.

Employees can report discrimination to the President of Washington Art Association’s Board of Trustees at [email protected]. Washington Art Association will promptly and impartially investigate all complaints of discrimination; and, where necessary, it will promptly undertake effective corrective action and/or preventative action.  

Employees and other individuals associated with Washington Art Association will not be punished for good faith reporting of discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or opposing discrimination.  

Washington Art Association will protect the confidentiality of individuals who report discrimination or participate in a discrimination investigation, to the greatest extent possible.  Whenever appropriate and practicable, Washington Art Association will notify an individual who reports discrimination about the status of their complaint, the results of any investigation, and any corrective and preventative action taken in response.

All Board members, employees, and other persons in leadership or management roles or having human resources responsibilities at Washington Art Association are required to respond appropriately to discrimination or report it to individuals who are authorized to respond.