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Your Rights Under the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC 2000e, makes it unlawful for an employer to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This covers hiring, firing, promotions, and all workplace conduct.

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It is the policy and the commitment of The Rapid to assure equal employment opportunity in its personnel practices. In accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, The Rapid does not discriminate against any people in its personnel practices and/or terms or conditions of employment on the basis of any protected legal characteristics such as sex, race, color, national origin, creed, height, weight, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, or genetic information.  As an employee or applicant, if you believe that you have been subjected to or witnessed unlawful discrimination; you should report it immediately to the Human Resources Department listed below. Each report will be given serious consideration and investigated promptly. Reports and investigations will be handled with discretion and appropriate corrective action will be taken. The Rapid strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, reports an actual or suspected violation of this policy. If you are unsatisfied with the way your complaint of discrimination has been handled, you have the right to contact the Michigan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Federal EEOC. Both agencies serve as neutral fact finders and attempt to help parties resolve disputes. 

Please submit Title VII complaints to The Rapid by mail, fax, or email:


The Rapid
Attention: Nancy Groendal
Human Resources Director
300 Ellsworth Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


The Rapid is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Rapid Encourages Women and Minorities to Apply