The University and the Union agree that neither will discriminate against any employee by reason of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except where age or sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, national or ethnic origin; membership in a Union; disabled or Vietnam era veteran; or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disabilities unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the University.
Processing of alleged violations of this Article through the applicable regulatory agency or through the grievance procedure shall be the option of the employee. A decision by the employee to proceed with the grievance procedure shall constitute a waiver of any rights to pursue another remedy.
Section 2. Affirmative Action.
The Union and the University agree to abide by and support the applicable statutory and administrative laws pertaining to equal opportunity and elimination of employment inequities.