The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights is committed to ending all forms of unlawful discrimination in the workplace. This includes discrimination based on upon age, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, sex, disability, pregnancy-related condition, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, familial status, or marital status; employees who file complaints of discrimination are protected against retaliation by their employers.
In addition to offering training workshops for County staff and local organizations, OHR provides the following resources to help support employers in creating a workplace that is free from all forms of discrimination. Resources created by organizations other than OHR are noted, below.
OHR LGBTI Toolkit (PDF)
SafeSpace Training Video 2017 (youtube) This short training video (8-minutes) created by the Office of Human Rights (OHR) that will help explain the meaning of the SafeSpace Signs and how you can be helpful in supporting the County's SafeSpace efforts.
Model Transgender Employment Policy (PDF) Created by the Transgender Law Center
Domestic Violence and the Workplace Toolkit (PDF) Created by a collaboration betwen Cornell Law School's Gender Justice Clinic, The Advocacy Center, the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission, and the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights
Domestic Violence and the Workplace Model Policy (DOCX) Created by a collaboration betwen Cornell Law School's Gender Justice Clinic, The Advocacy Center, the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission, and the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights