Non-discrimination: Agent/Broker shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or handicap. Nondiscrimination and equal opportunity are the policy of the Township in all its decisions, programs, and activities. The purpose is to achieve the aims of the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions. Executive Order 1972-1, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Act of October 27, 1955, (P.L. 744), as amended, (43 P.S. § 951, et. seq.), and (43 P.S. § 153), by assuring that all persons are accorded equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex. During the term of this contract, the Agent/Broker agrees as follows:
Agent/Broker shall not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, independent contractor or any other person because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or handicap.
Agent/Broker shall take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees or agents are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or handicap. Such affirmative action shall include, but is not limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training. Agent/Broker shall post in conspicuous places, available to employees, agents, applicants for employment, and other persons, a notice to be provided by the contracting agency setting forth the provision of this nondiscrimination certification.
Agent/Broker shall comply with all state and federal laws in the event of the Agent/Broker prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment opportunities. In noncompliance with the nondiscrimination certification or with any such laws, this contract may be terminated or suspended, in whole or part, and contractor may be declared temporarily ineligible for further Lower Providence Township contracts, and other sanctions may be imposed and remedies invoked.