To: Consumers/Staff

From: Jade Tucker CEO


Admissions, the provisions of services and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age or sex.

Program Services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides and the use of alternative service delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.


Any client (and/or their guardian) who believes they have been discriminated against, may file a complaint of discrimination with:


Tucker Family Supports  776 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh Pa. 15221

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Bureau of Equal Opportunity  Room 225, Health & Welfare Building P.O. Box 2675 Harrisburg, PA 17105

PA Human Relation Commission Pittsburgh Regional Office 301 Fifth Avenue Suite 390, Piatt Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Bureau of Equal Opportunity Western Regional Office 301 Fifth Avenue Suite 410, Piatt Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1210

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Suite 372, Public Ledger Building 150 South Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111

                                                 

 

It is the policy and commitment of Tucker Family Supports (TFS) that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

TFS is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.

Any employee, board member, volunteer or client who believes that s/he or any other affiliate of TFS has been discriminated against is strongly encouraged to report this concern promptly to the Executive Director.


Discriminatory Harassment

Harassment or intimidation of a client, staff person or guest because of that person’s race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion is specifically prohibited and may be grounds for termination.  Harassment and intimidation includes abusive, foul or threatening language or behavior.  TFS is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of any such harassment and will not tolerate discrimination against staff members, volunteers or agency clients.

Issues of discriminatory treatment, harassment, or intimidation on any of these bases should immediately be reported to the Executive Director or immediate supervisor and, if substantiated, prompt action will be taken.