Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The City of Hampton is fully committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity in the provision of all services to the public. This policy describes how the city will apply those principles and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws relating to equal employment opportunity.

The City of Hampton will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment, without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin, disability, age or any other protected characteristic.


To implement this policy the city will make good faith efforts to: Identify and eliminate employment practices and procedures which tend to have an unlawful adverse impact on protected population groups through consideration of factors not clearly related to job performance.

Develop and recruit qualified minority and women applicants, using such special recruitment efforts and other measures to increase the number of qualified minorities and women in applicant pools for available jobs.

Take such other narrowly tailored affirmative action to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, females, and the disabled as may be consistent with compelling city interests.

Nothing in this policy is intended to require or allow preference in employment decisions based on membership in a protected group. Selection for city positions shall be based on a determination of who is best suited for a particular position.

Protection and Procedure

Any employee who believes their race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, political affiliation, or disability is or has been a factor in any adverse employment action or is the basis for a hostile work environment or has experienced sexual harassment while on the job should bring the matter to the attention of their supervisor or department head.