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Complaint Procedures 

Any member or employee who believes he or she is being discriminated against or harassed, or any member or employee, who becomes aware of discrimination or harassment, should promptly notify his or her Officer or the Fire Chief. If the individual believes that the Officer is the harasser, another Officer or the Fire Chief should be notified. If the individual is uncomfortable discussing discrimination or harassment with his or her Officer or the Fire Chief, the individual should contact the Board President.

Information on your right to file a state or federal harassment complaint is also available from:

 Missouri Human Rights Act Complaint of Discrimination


Missouri Commission on Human Rights
3315 W. Truman Blvd., Rm 212
P.O. Box 1129
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129
Phone: 573-751-3325
Toll-Free Complaint Hotline: 1-877-781-4236
Relay Missouri: 711
Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TDD)
Fax: 573-751-2905

 Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint


Upon notification of a discrimination or harassment complaint, a confidential and impartial investigation will be promptly commenced and will include direct interviews with involved parties and where necessary with members or employees who may be witnesses or have knowledge of matters relating to the complaint. The parties of the complaint will be notified of the findings and their options.


Retaliation of any kind against any member or employee bringing a complaint or assisting in the investigation of a complaint is prohibited. Such member or employee may not be adversely affected in any manner related to their employment. Such retaliation is also illegal under Missouri Statues.


The Sedgewickville Fire Protection District views discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to be among the most serious breaches of work place behavior. Consequently, appropriate disciplinary or corrective action, ranging from a warning to termination, can be expected.


Any complaint made by a member or employee of the Sedgewickville Fire Protection District regarding discrimination or harassment in the workplace which is conclusively proved to be false, shall result in discipline. This discipline may include dismissal from employment. This section is not intended to discourage members or employees from making complaints regarding discrimination or harassment. However, false complaints adversely impact the workplace of the accused, even when disproved, and will not be tolerated.

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