Article VIII: Nondiscrimination

Wayne State University and the Association recognize not only a legal obligation to members of the bargaining unit, but also a moral and educational responsibility to achieve equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination within the University—both for the sake of fair employment practices and for the sake of meeting its educational objectives. Accordingly, it is agreed that the University, the Association, and members of the bargaining unit shall engage in no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, political beliefs, political activities, national origin, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical handicap of those capable of performing their professional duties.

Discrimination resulting from sexual harassment as defined by the Board of Governors’ statute of July 15, 1983, shall be subject to the Grievance Procedure. Such a grievance may be filed only after remedies under the Board of Governors’ statute have been exhausted.

There shall be no retaliation or discrimination against members of the bargaining unit for the exercise of their rights under this Agreement.