If you have experienced or know of situations involving others in your current or past employment with a for profit outdoor company, please fill out this form in its entirety. The information you provide will be held in strict confidence unless you direct us otherwise.
If you have any questions in completing this survey, please email Marinel M. de Jesus, Esq., founder of Brown Gal Trekker & Peak Explorations, LLC. via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's what you need to know (source EEOC website)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
The laws enforced by EEOC protect you from employment discrimination when it involves:
1. Unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information.
2. Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in your workplace, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sal orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information.
3. Denial of a reasonable workplace change that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability.
4. Improper questions about or disclosure of your genetic information or medical information.
5. Retaliation because you complained about job discrimination or assisted with a job discrimination proceeding, such as an investigation or lawsuit.
The ultimate goal of this survey is to assess the work conditions in for profit outdoor companies as they relate to the aforementioned protected classes and for the purpose of advancing the work towards diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoor industry.
Please note that the information you provide us may be used as content for future publications online or otherwise on topics pertaining to the DEI in the outdoor industry. Such publications are intended merely for the purposes of acting as resources or educational materials for the outdoor companies and stakeholders in the outdoor industry.
Further, please note that you have the right to seek legal action through EEOC. Filing a complaint with EEOC can be done at no cost and you have the ultimate right to decide whether to take advantage of any legal remedies through EEOC. Upon review of the information that you provide us, we can assess whether an actual filing of a complaint is recommended. Should a recommendation be made for you to contact EEOC, only then will you receive actual "legal" advise.
Be advised that any reviews rendered based on your case or any discussions therefrom about your plan of action are to be conducted in a non-legal manner. In conjunction with this survey, any form of advise given, whether overtly or otherwise, should not be deemed as an actual legal advise. In addition, by no means would further discussions about your case warrant any formal legal relationship with the entity(ies) and/or person(s) responsible for this survey.