April 11, 2012 -
Mayor Madeline Rogero is asking City Council to add four categories to the City of Knoxville's non-discrimination employment policies: disability, ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation.
"In my campaign and at my inauguration, I said my administration welcomed and represented all of Knoxville," Mayor Rogero said. "By strengthening the City's own non-discrimination policies, we will help ensure that City government is a place where everyone is valued and respected."
The non-discrimination policies will apply to all City employees and candidates for employment.
Existing City ordinances already prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, or creed.
The amended policies will be presented to City Council for approval at its April 17th meeting.