In an effort to ensure that all individuals having business with the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (UJS) are treated in a dignified, civil, respectful, and non-discriminatory manner, the Supreme Court issued the Policy on Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity in 2008 with subsequent revisions in 2013 and 2018. The policy prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment in any office that serves as a workplace for court employees or in which court business is conducted.
The policy articulates the Supreme Court’s clear intent that hiring, workplace, and business practices ought to be conducted without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or religion. Procedures for filing complaints and conducting investigations are also outlined in the complaint procedures available on the UJS website.
The Q & A guide is being provided to you to increase awareness of the existence of the policy.