Our Commitment to Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment
Anne Arundel County Government is committed to nondiscrimination, non-harassment and fostering a community that promotes equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion, and acceptance for all persons. Anne Arundel County Government prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, language, faith-based or religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, family/parental status, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, limited English proficiency, and any other protected lawful classifications, attributes or affiliations covered by the county, state and federal laws. Equal opportunity of access to programs shall be extended to all persons.
Anne Arundel County Government will make every effort to ensure that our actions and those of our agents and employees are free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All policies, programs, services and activities provided by Anne Arundel County shall be in conformity with the County, State and Federal laws on nondiscrimination including, but not limited to, the following: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act; Title 20 of the State Government Annotated Code of Maryland; and the Anne Arundel County Code.
Retaliation is against Anne Arundel County policy and the law. Employees, applicants, and public individuals expressing concerns should not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in, or may have engaged in, activities such as filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or opposing any act or practice made unlawful or exercising any other right protected by County, State or Federal law.