[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Bloomfield 10-6-2008 by Res. No. (9)4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No official, employee, appointee or volunteer of the Township of Bloomfield by whatever title known, or any entity that is in any way a part of, contracted to, or receives funds from the Township of Bloomfield, shall engage, either directly or indirectly, in any act, including the failure to act, that constitutes discrimination, harassment or a violation of any person's civil rights while such official, employee, appointee, volunteer, contractor or entity is engaged in or acting on behalf of the Township of Bloomfield's business or using the facilities or property of the Township of Bloomfield.
The prohibitions and requirements of this resolution shall extend to any person or entity, including but not limited to any volunteer organization or interlocal organization, whether structured as a governmental entity or a private entity, that receives authorization or support in any way from the Township of Bloomfield to provide services that otherwise could be performed by the Township of Bloomfield.
Discrimination, harassment and civil rights shall be defined for purposes of this resolution using the latest definitions contained in the applicable federal and state laws concerning discrimination, harassment and civil rights.
The Township Administrator shall establish written procedures for any person to report alleged discrimination, harassment and violations of civil rights prohibited by this resolution. Such procedures shall include multiple ways to report a complaint so that the person making the complaint is not intimidated in the event that the person who allegedly violated this resolution is the normal contact for such complaints.
No person shall retaliate against any person who reports any alleged discrimination, harassment or violation of civil rights; provided, however, that any person who reports alleged violations in bad faith shall be subject to the applicable penalties under law.
The Township Administrator shall establish written procedures that require all officials, employees, appointees and volunteers of the Township of Bloomfield, as well as all other entities subject to this resolution, to periodically complete training concerning their duties, responsibilities and rights pursuant to this resolution.
The Township Administrator shall establish a system to monitor compliance and shall report at least annually to the Mayor and Council the results of the monitoring.
At least annually, the Township Administrator cause a summary of this resolution and the procedures established pursuant to this resolution to be included in at least one written communications mailing widely distributed within the Township of Bloomfield. This communication shall include a statement from the Mayor and Council expressing its unequivocal commitment to enforce this resolution. This summary shall also be posted on the Township of Bloomfield's website.