Notice of Non-Discrimination

This is to notify all persons that HAP, Inc. does not discriminate against any person because of his/her race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religious creed, sexual orientation (which shall not include persons whose sexual orientation involves minor children as the sex object), age, ancestry, disability or marital status in the provision of or access to services, employment and activities. This is in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws, including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Article 114 of the Massachusetts Constitution, Chapters 151B and 272, Section 92, 98, and 98A of the Massachusetts General Laws and Executive Orders 227,246, and 253.

HAP recognizes that when the effects of employment practices, regardless of their intent, discriminate against any group of people on the basis of race, sex, handicap, or Vietnam era veteran status, specific affirmative action must be taken to ensure equal opportunity and to provide equitable remedies. Therefore, HAP is committed to take positive action, within the context of existing law, to ensure equitable participation of minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans, and the handicapped in all agency employment practices.

We have developed an Affirmative Action Plan to help achieve our goal of equal employment opportunity for all, and a 504 plan to help achieve our goal of ensuring equal access to our programs and activities by qualified individuals with handicaps. The person responsible for overseeing our affirmative action/equal opportunity efforts is Nancy Rivera. The person responsible for overseeing equal access to our programs and activities is Jim Reis. Requests for information, requests for reasonable accommodation, and complaints may be addressed to him.