Non-Discrimination in Client Services
TOGETHER! shall not, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any disability:
- Deny an individual any services or other benefits;
- Provide any service(s) or other benefit(s) to an individual which are different, or are provided in a different manner, from those provided to others;
- Subject an individual to segregation or separate treatment in any manner related to his/her receipt of any service(s) or other benefits.
TOGETHER! shall not deny any individual an opportunity to participate in any program or provision of service(s), or afford an opportunity to do so, which is different from that afforded others.
TOGETHER!, in determining (a) the types of services or other benefits to be provided, or (b) the class of individuals to whom, or the situation in which, such services or other benefits will be provided, or (c) the class of individuals to be afforded an opportunity to participate in any service(s) or other benefits, will not utilize criteria or methods of administration which have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any disability, or have the effect of defeating or substantially impairing accomplishment of the objectives of any service contract in respect to individuals of a particular race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any disability.
If TOGETHER! authorizes assignment and/or subcontracting, said assignment or subcontract shall include appropriate safeguards against discrimination in client services binding upon each agency or subcontractor. TOGETHER! shall take such action as may be required to ensure full compliance with the provision of this clause, including sanctions for non-compliance.