Accessibility and Equal Opportunity

Responsibilities


The City of Parkland maintains compliance with all federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations as they relate to the Human Resources function. Human Resources is committed to accessibility under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), employee safety, and equal employment and advancement opportunity in accordance with local, state, and federal law.  

​Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

Parkland is committed to complying fully with the ADA and ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. All employment practices and activities are conducted on a non-discriminatory basis.

Hiring procedures have been reviewed and provide persons with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities. Pre-employment inquiries are made only regarding an applicant's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Reasonable accommodation is available to all disabled employees, where their disability affects the performance of job functions. All employment decisions are based on the merits of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, not the disability of the individual. 

Qualified individuals with disabilities are entitled to equal pay and other forms of compensation (or changes in compensation) as well as in job assignments, classifications, organizational structures, position descriptions, and lines of progression. Leave of all types will be available to all employees on an equal basis. 

Parkland is also committed to not discriminating against any qualified employees or applicants because they are related to or associated with a person with a disability. Parkland will follow any state or local law that provides individuals with disabilities greater protection than the ADA. 

Parkland will take all other actions necessary to ensure equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.  For assistance with requesting an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at 954-757-4208.

For additional information regarding disability and accommodation, please visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy's website


​Equal Employment Opportunity 

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Parkland will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Parkland does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristics in compliance with state and federal laws. 

Parkland will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. 

The City of Parkland is an E-Verify employer and complies with applicable laws regarding equal opportunities in all its activities and services while been committed to employing only United States citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, each employee, as a condition of employment, must complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and present documentation establishing identity and employment eligibility.