Force Construction Company, Inc. and Force Design, Inc. will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability.
Employee policies and practices include EEO/Affirmative Action Programs, Americans with Disabilities Act, Sexual Harassment, Substance Abuse Policies, and Safety. These policies are posted at jobsites and are always available at corporate offices.
What is “Title VI”?
When someone brings up the “Civil Rights Act of 1964” and the word “nondiscrimination”, most people immediately think of “employment matters”, such as hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs, etc. And, that is partly correct… as direct by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a company can not discriminate against an applicant or employee, based on their gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, veteran, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
However, there’s a lesser-known portion of the Civil Rights Act, called “Title VI”, which covers nondiscrimination in all other areas… items such as the treatment of persons on or around our jobsites; the selection & retention of subcontractors, and/or offering opportunities to Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, or Women-owned businesses.
What does this mean for me, as an employee of FORCE?
All employees at FORCE are expected to treat others fairly and in a non-discriminatory fashion, both on and off the jobsites. This includes other employees, subcontractors & material handlers, adjacent property owners, and the general public.
Reporting discriminatory behavior
If you observe someone discriminating against a person at the FORCE jobsite, you are asked to fill out a Complaint Form, or report it to your Job Superintendent, General Superintendent or an EEO Officer. Complaint forms are available at the jobsite trailer or at the FORCE main offices in Columbus, IN. FORCE will conduct a prompt and impartial investigation of all allegations of discrimination and take prompt corrective action when a claim of discrimination is substantiated. FORCE will not knowingly tolerate any kinds of retaliation against a person who, in good faith: makes a claim of discrimination, discloses information concerning conduct that is illegal or in violation of FORCE policies, or participated in an investigation.
Who Can Help?
Dale Wernke has been named the Title VI Coordinator at FORCE, and Sherry Allen is the Assistant Title VI Coordinator. Both can be reached during normal business hours at 812.372.8441