Kent County is Committed to Equal Opportunity in Employment and
the Provision of Services
1) Kent County Levy Court does not discriminate against any person or persons with a disability or handicap, nor does Kent County exclude or deny disabled person(s) from access to or participation in any program, service, activity, or employment.
Any disabled or handicapped person who believes he/she has been discriminated against by any department, division, agency, office, section or employee under the control of Kent County Levy Court should contact the Kent County Personnel Director as the Section 504 Compliance Officer at (302) 744-2310 or Room 213 in the Kent County Administrative Complex at 555 Bay Road, Dover, Delaware, 19901.
Upon advance notice of at least three work days, persons who are visually or hearing impaired will be provided all information necessary to understand and participate in programs provided by or through Kent County Levy Court.
2) Kent County Levy Court does not discriminate against any person or persons seeking employment or services of Kent County because of political or religious affliation or belief, national origin, race, color, sex, age (40+), pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
Any person who believes he/she has been discriminated against by any department, division, agency, office, section or employee under the control of Kent County Levy Court should contact the Kent County Personnel Director at (302) 744-2310 or Room 213 in the Kent County Administrative Complex at 555 Bay Road, Dover, Delaware, 19901.
Please direct any concerns or complaints about the conduct of Kent County Levy Court employees to the Kent County Personnel Office at (302) 744-2310 or Room 213 in the Kent County Administrative Complex at 555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901. Complaints will be investigated and appropriate action taken as provided under Kent County Ordinance and/or the State Code of Conduct.
3) The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against any employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition, including, but not limited to, lactation. If a County employee believes that she has been subject to pregnancy discrimination, please inform the Personnel Office as soon as reasonably possible. Kent County Levy Court is committed to providing a workplace free to discrimination and harassment, and will take prompt action to investigate and address any such allegations.
The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act also entitles employees to reasonable accommodation of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the employer. An employee need not be disabled to request a reasonable accommodation related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition(s). If an employee suffers from a limitation that prevents her from performing the essential duties of the job, please inform a supervisor and the Personnel Office so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Personnel Office as soon as possible, before performance problems arise.
Kent County is Committed to Maintaining
a Drug-Free Workplace
Kent County Levy Court will not tolerate the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances in the workplace by employees or the public.
Any person in violation of the above statement shall be reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities for possible arrest and prosecution.
Employees in violation of Kent County's Substance Abuse Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. All employees are subject to testing for substance use/abuse upon reasonable suspicion. In addition, newly hired employees must pass (test negative) a pre-employment drug screening in order to retain their position.
If an employee has a problem with substance abuse and/or alcohol abuse, he/she is encouraged to contact the County's Employee Assistance Program (MHNet/Ceridian) at 1-800-492-4357 for a referral for treatment. Employees seeking and successfully completing a drug/alcohol addiction treatment program may protect their employment status under certain conditions.
Any employee convicted for a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace or elsewhere must inform their Department Head and the Personnel Director within five calendar days after the conviction. Off duty drug related misconduct can result in disciplinary action - up to and including termination.
Employees are encouraged to contact the staff in the Kent County Personnel Office at (302) 744-2310 or Room 213 in the Kent County Administrative Complex at 555 Bay Road, Dover, Delaware, 19901 for more information about the Employee Assistance Program or County policies.