BEGIN Program Policy 2.0

Policy 2.0


St. Mary’s School Begin Program strives for each employee to be treated with respect and in a fair and just manner. In keeping with this policy, all persons will be considered for employment, promotion or training on the basis of qualifications without regard to race, age, handicapping condition, color, creed, sex, or national origin.


BEGIN PROGRAM guarantees fair treatment of all employees. The Center strives to maintain a work environment in which all staff are free from harassment, and expressly prohibits any form of unlawful harassment of employees and co-workers on race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of handicaps or disabilities. However, all employees must be physically able to safely supervise young children.



In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at St. Mary’s School Begin Program will be based on merit, qualification and ability. BEGIN PROGRAM does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.


Employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the work place are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of the Principal. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful acts and/or discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.



As a business in the State of Minnesota the employer/employee relationship is established “At-will.” The “At-will” relationship affords the employee the right to resign for any reason. Likewise, the employer may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without cause and with or without notice. It is further understood that the “At-will” employment relationship may not be altered by any written document or by verbal agreement, unless such alteration is specifically acknowledged in writing and signed by an authorized executive of St. Mary’s School Begin Program.



St. Mary’s School Begin Program has the right and authority to direct, plan and control operations to hire, promote, demote, and schedule employees, to suspend, discipline or discharge employees, to establish starting and ending times and work schedules, to lay off employees because of lack of work or other legitimate reasons, to assign work and to establish rules and regulations.


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