It is the policy of the SJSU Research Foundation to
provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees
regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, disabled
veteran's or Vietnam-era veteran's status. Employment decisions
are evaluated on the basis of an individual's skill.
Employment with the Research Foundation shall be at will and shall be terminable
at will by the Research Foundation or employee with or without cause notwithstanding
the projected appointment term specified in the employment agreement,
the job definition or classification for each employee hired by
the Research Foundation. Any oral or written statements or promises to the
contrary are unauthorized and not binding upon the Research Foundation.
Employment with the Research Foundation is separate
and distinct from San José State University or the State
of California employment.
The SJSU Research Foundation maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual
harassment in any form. The Research Foundation will take all reasonable
steps to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring. Sexual
harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for
sexual favors or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual
- Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis
for employment decisions affecting the individual; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering
with an employee's work performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive working environment.
Employees experiencing such harassment should file a complaint
with their supervisor or with the Director of Human Resources (408)
924-1505. Employees may also contact the local office of the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Department of Fair
Employment and Housing (DFEH).