American With Disabilities Act Policy
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil rights statute, requires all state and local governmental entities, including the courts, to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities who have an interest in court activities, programs, and services. The 21st Judicial District Court is committed to providing equal access to all its services, programs, activities and employment.
The court will make reasonable efforts to meet the needs of litigants, attorneys, job applicants, employees and others with disabilities who request physical accommodations, who wish written materials converted to alternative formats, or who request auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters, assistive listening devices or other services when:
· a member of the public needs an accommodation in order to visit, conduct business, or participate in any activity or program at the Court; or
· an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to be considered for a job; or
· an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the job or to gain access to the workplace; or
· an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.
Equal Employment Oppotunity (EEO) Policy
It is the Court’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all of its applicants and employees. The Court does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, age, gender, color, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, union activity, organizational affiliation, political opinions, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, performance evaluations, compensation, benefits, transfer, voluntary demotion, and discipline