Employees are the Arboretum’s most important asset. The continued success and development of the Arboretum depends on the full and effective use of everyone’s skills and talents to their fullest extent. The Arboretum has an obligation to hire and develop the best people we can find based on job-related qualifications and irrespective of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. Any employment or personnel practice that injures either employees or applicants, however unintentional, injures everyone.
The Morton Arboretum is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. It is the obligation of each senior leader, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. Such activities include, but are not limited to: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff, discharge, rate of pay, and selection for training.
The following document from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides more information and additional resources on your rights as an employee or applicant under federal law:
Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal (English)
Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is illegal (Spanish)