Anyone who believes they have been the object of unlawful discrimination, sexual or other harassment, or retaliation at the Laboratory are strongly encouraged to report the matter to CSHL so an investigation can be conducted and appropriate action taken.
CSHL department and division heads, faculty, managers and supervisors who become aware of possible discrimination, retaliation, or sexual or other unlawful harassment at CSHL are required to contact the Chief Human Resources Officer or the Chief Operating Officer.
- Equal Employment Opportunity and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Prevention Policy (pdf) – Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace, and setting forth the Laboratory’s procedures for handling complaints relating to alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
- Equal Opportunity Policy (pdf)
- Equal Opportunity Policy for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities (pdf) – Policy specific to nondiscrimination in employment based on a status as a protected veteran and/or physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant is qualified.
- Reasonable Accommodation Policy (pdf) – Policy to provide reasonable accommodation options for individuals with disabilities, pregnant individuals, individuals who observe certain religions, and individuals with a status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking.
- Reproductive Health Decision Making Policy (pdf) – Policy prohibiting discrimination or retaliation against employees or their dependents based on their reproductive health decision-making.
- Sexual Respect and Title IX – Title IX of the federal Higher Education law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal assistance. See policies and procedures addressing Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s responsibilities under Title IX and NYS law.
- Whistleblower Policy (pdf) – Policy outlining reporting procedures and protections available to CSHL employees (current or former), independent contractors, volunteers and students who seek to report workplace activities reasonably considered to be illegal or dishonest.