Equal Opportunity Policy
Vote Smart shall provide equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment on the basis of fitness and merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability. This policy shall be followed in recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensation, benefits, work assignments, evaluations, disciplining, demotions, terminations, social and recreational programs and use of Project facilities. This policy prohibits the lowering of qualification standards to give preference to any applicant.
Vote Smart shall provide equal opportunity in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other pertinent directives to the end that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.
Vote Smart prohibits discrimination toward applicants and employees on the basis of age in hiring, promotions, discharge, compensation and other aspects of employment.
Vote Smart prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in hiring, promotions, discharge, pay and other aspects of employment. This policy is consistent with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.