The Morton Arboretum is committed to maintaining a work environment of mutual respect that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, which are all illegal under the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) and Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). In keeping with this commitment, the Arboretum will not tolerate discrimination or harassment by anyone, including any supervisor, employee, volunteer, board member, outside vendor or contractor, or other regular guest of the organization. Note that “work environment” is not limited to a physical location in which an employee performs duties; prohibited actions extend to conduct that occurs remotely via electronic platforms. Violation of this policy shall be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination.
To further support this commitment, all employees are required to attend and complete annual training on the topic of preventing discrimination and harassment.