Policy 713 - Policy against Reproductive Health Decision-making Discrimination and Retaliation

Section: Employee Relations
Policy Number: 713
Responsible Office: Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Effective Date: 11/26/19


This policy applies to all St. John’s University employees. 


The University will not access an employee’s personal information regarding the employee’s or the employee’s dependent’s reproductive health decision-making, including but not limited to, the decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service without the employee’s prior informed affirmative written consent.  Nor will the University require an employee to sign a waiver or other document which purports to deny an employee the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions, including use of a particular drug, device, or medical service.  

Retaliation against any employee who exercises rights under this Policy and/or New York Labor Law Section 203-e is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.  An employee may bring a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction for alleged violations of New York Labor Law Section 203-e.

Related Policies

#102 Equal Employment Opportunity
#704 Policy against Bias, Discrimination and Harassment
#1032 Whistleblower

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