ARTICLE XXIV. NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Employer and the Association agree that there will be no discrimination in the application of this Agreement because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, or any other protected class recognized by the State of Michigan or Federal law.
Nothing in this Article shall be construed to prevent an Employee alleging discrimination from exercising constitutional or statutory rights which may be available. A House Officer also has the right to pursue a legal remedy for sexual harassment in addition to, or instead of, using internal reporting procedures.
The Employer and the Association recognize the need for increased female and under-represented minority representation in all areas of medicine. We support efforts to increase representation at The University of Michigan Health System.
In addition, the Employer agrees to provide the Association with data annually of the female and minority representation of the House Staff.
The Employer and the Association will continue to support mutually agreeable programs to promote the diversity of the House Staff.
The Employer and HOA are committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination and sexual harassment of all staff. To that end, all parties will agree to follow the University policies and procedures regarding Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.
House Officers will be informed of the University's policies and procedures regarding harassment and discrimination issues during new hire orientation, and on an annual basis as part of the sexual misconduct learning module.
In the interest of providing support to the House Officers, information about resources available to assist House Officers with instances of discrimination or sexual harassment is available online via the following link: https://sexual misconduct.umich.edu/.