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Affirmative Action, Nondiscrimination and Accessibility

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

If you are an individual who is employed at Northern Essex Community College and are requesting reasonable accommodation(s) under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), you are encouraged to arrange a time to meet with the Designee ADA, Section 504 Compliance Officer, Justine Caron, in the Human Resources Office.

As the Director of Human Resources and the College’s ADA Coordinator, I am willing to dialogue regarding workplace accommodation(s) but will require certain medical information in order for me to determine if you are an otherwise qualified individual with a disability and entitled to an accommodation and if that accommodation is reasonable. This information should include the following:

  • the specific nature of the disability;
  • signs of manifestation of the disability;
  • identification of those essential functions of your position that you are currently unable to perform due to the disability;
  • identification of all life activities or tasks (i.e., personal hygiene, household chores, other professional work activities, caring for family members, exercise, etc.) you are unable to perform or are inhibited in performing due to the disability;
  • a detailed and specific explanation of the accommodation(s) requested; and
  • a reasonable assurance that you will be able to perform all essential functions of your position with the requested accommodation(s).

All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action / Section 504 Compliance Officer / ADA Coordinator:

Justine Caron, Director of Human Resources
Affirmative Action Officer / Title IX Coordinator / ADA Coordinator and
Section 504 Compliance Officer
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Street, B-207
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-556-3956
E-mail: jcaron@necc.mass.edu