non-discrimination policies

BRING is a diverse, inclusive and equitable place where everyone is valued and respected. Building the Future we want must be done together and with intention. Inclusiveness and diverse perspectives make us stronger and more effective.

BRING’s Core Values:

  1. BRING is a model of creativity and innovation.
  2. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed.
  3. We trust, support and communicate.
  4. We respect and care for people and the planet.

BRING supports affirmative action and is committed to organizational diversity. This applies to the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and all people served by BRING.

BRING is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified persons with regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation or identification, marital or familial status, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran’s status, age, legal source of income, or other protected status in accordance with applicable law. This applies in all dealings with applicants and employees, and includes hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, and selection for training, recruitment, employment, advertising, lay-offs, or termination. This policy also applies to compensation and all other conditions or privileges of employment. The only possible exception to this policy is where it would conflict with federal, state, or local laws or regulations (e.g., federal security regulations, employment of minors). We strive to make employment decisions based on our evaluation of an individual’s qualifications, ability, and contribution to the success of BRING.

Any employee or board member who discriminates (in any of the ways stated above) against another employee, board member, volunteer, or customer is subject to disciplinary action including possible termination.

BRING complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and does not discriminate against applicants or employees who have physical or mental disabilities, provided that they are safely able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. The Planet Improvement Center was designed and built to permit easy access and use by disabled individuals. BRING will reasonably attempt to accommodate applicants’ or employees’ known disabilities, unless accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization.

BRING does not tolerate harassment in any form in the workplace or at BRING-related functions and events. This includes sexual, verbal, physical, or visual conduct directed towards someone because of race, gender, ethnicity or religious preference.

BRING investigates all charges of harassment. If you feel you are being harassed, please notify a manager, with whom you feel safe, to begin the steps necessary to stop the harassment. If it is found that someone’s behavior is harassing, they will be asked to stop that behavior. Failure to stop will result in consequences ranging from suspension to termination if an employee, and being banned from the Planet Improvement Center if a customer or volunteer.

Questions or concerns? Contact BRING’s designated Civil Rights Coordinator: Kara Brinkman-Addams


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