Equal Opportunity Services

Equal Opportunity Services

Complaints of Discrimination Inquiry and Filing Process

  • DMC Employees

    Del Mar College provides a complaint procedure for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of complaints of unlawful retaliation, or discrimination and/or harassment of employees based on their race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity/transgender status, sexual orientation), age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status.

    DMC Policy B5.50 may be used by any employee of the College.

    Complaint forms may be obtained from the District Complaint Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources:

    Jerry Henry, SPHR
    Director of Human Resources
    Heldenfels Building, Room 111D
    Office: (361) 698-1088
    Cell: (903) 826-4372
    Fax: (361) 698-1134


    Employee Complaints of Discrimination or Sexual Harassment

    Del Mar College recognizes its commitment and its legal obligation to provide equal opportunity of all employees and a working environment free of discrimination or sexual harassment.

    College policies and procedures for the submission and review of employee complaints of discrimination or sexual harassment are located in the College's Manual of Policies and Procedures at B5.50.

    Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended

    On September 25, 2008, the President signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The Act retains the ADA's basic definition of "disability" as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment; however, the ADAAA changes the way that these statutory terms should be interpreted. The effect of these changes is to make it easier for an individual seeking protection under the ADA to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA.

    The ADAAA prohibits discriminatory action such as terminations, changes in benefits, demotions, transfer, suspensions, and disciplinary actions and requires a reasonable accommodation for employees, applicants, and applicant processes.

    Contact District Complaint/Compliance Coordinator Jerry Henry with any questions or concerns.

  • DMC Students

    If any Del Mar College employee receives a complaint of discrimination or harassment from a student, he or she will immediately notify the Dean of Student Engagement and Retention.


  • External Complaints of Discrimination

    If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination.

    An individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person's identity. There are time limits for filing a charge. Job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

    Visit the EEOC website for contact information and further guidance on how to file a charge of employment discrimination.

ADA Accommodation

Human Resources must be advised of any disability-based limitations to enable College assistance and determine eligibility for reasonable accommodation(s). The College is under no obligation to provide reasonable accommodation unless an individual properly identifies him/herself as a person with disability-based limitations requiring an accommodation.

Reasonable accommodation(s) will be granted, as determined by the College in consultation with the employee and, if necessary, his/her medical providers, unless any such accommodation(s) will cause an undue hardship for the College. All information relating to an accommodation request is considered confidential. Supervisors must contact Human Resources for assistance in determining the needs of employees requesting accommodations.


Federal and State Agencies

The links below will provide more detail about law or protected class.

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Justice

Veterans Resources

Texas Workforce Commission

Attorney General of Texas

Page last updated January 3, 2024.

Contact Information

Human Resources
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Office: (361) 698-2178
Fax: (361) 698-2179

Heldenfels Admin Bldg.

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