Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy
The Village of Wilmette is committed to a discrimination and harassment free workplace. In that regard, the Village has established the following Grievance Procedure.
Village of Wilmette
Grievance Procedure for Discrimination or Harassment Claims
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Village of Wilmette. The Village of Wilmette's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination and/or harassment such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:
Kathleen A. Gargano
Assistant Village Manager
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, Kathleen A. Gargano or her designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, Kathleen A. Gargano or her designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Village of Wilmette and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response by Kathleen A. Gargano or her designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Village Manager or his designee.
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Village Manager or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Village Manager or his designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.
All written complaints received by Kathleen A. Gargano or her designee, appeals to the Village Manager or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the Village of Wilmette for at least three years.
Questions may be directed to Kathleen Gargano at 847-251-2700.