University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

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The University of California, Riverside is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all equal employment laws and regulations enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Equal employment laws apply to all aspects of employment, including hiring, termination, promotions and terms and conditions of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit discrimination and harassment in hiring and employment based on an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age (40 years of age and older), sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunity laws also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with a physical or mental disability to apply for jobs and to perform the essential functions of their jobs unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer's business. Employers must also reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer's business.

These laws also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

The UCR Equal Employment and Affirmative Action department is responsible for ensuring compliance with equal employment opportunity laws. We do this through:

  • the creation and monitoring of policies and guidelines;
  • training and consultation; and
  • complaint resolution.

File a Complaint

If you feel that you have suffered employment related discrimination, harassment or retaliation by your supervisor, co-worker(s), or anyone in the workplace, based on any of the protected bases, please complete each field of the Employment Related Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaint Form and submit the form via email, mail or in person to Equal Employment and Affirmative Action (EEAA) (see address and email below).

More detailed instruction, including definitions, can be found in the Complaint Form Instructions (see below).  Reports should be brought as soon as possible, optimally within a year, after the alleged conduct occurs.

Please submit the completed form via email, mail or in person to:

UCR Equal Employment and Affirmative Action
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Reports may also be made to EEAA:
  • By telephone: 951-827-5604
  • By email:
  • In person: Human Resources | University Village, 1201 University Avenue,  Suite 208

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Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5588
Fax: (951) 827-2672