Discrimination Complaint Procedures

Discrimination Complaint Procedures

SUNY Maritime College in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a complaint procedure [outlined in the State University of New York Discrimination Complaint Procedures] for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of allegations of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Harassment is one form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of the above protected categories. The College will take steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and harassment, and to remedy its discriminatory effects on the victim(s) and others, if appropriate.  Conduct that may constitute harassment is described in the Definitions section.  Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in any manner in this procedure is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.
 

This procedure may be used by any student or employee of SUNY Maritime College, as well as third-parties who are participating in a SUNY Maritime sponsored program or affiliated activity. Employee grievance procedures established through negotiated contracts, academic grievance review committees, student disciplinary grievance boards, and any other procedures defined by contract will continue to operate as before.  Furthermore, this procedure does not in any way deprive a complainant of the right to file with outside enforcement agencies, such as the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance of the United States Department of Labor. However, after filing with one of these outside enforcement agencies, or upon the initiation of litigation, the complaint will be referred to the campus Affirmative Action Officer, or in the case of sex discrimination, the Title IX Coordinator (hereinafter “AAO” will refer to both the Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator), for investigation with the Office of General Counsel.    

More detailed information may be obtained by contacting:

  • Ms. Lu-Ann Plaisance
    Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
    SUNY Maritime College
    McMurray Hall Rm 309
    6 Pennyfield Avenue
    Throggs Neck, New York 10465
    Phone: 718-409-7302
    Email: lplaisance@sunymaritime.edu

For a copy of the State University of New York Discrimination Procedure click here