EEO and Nondiscrimination

The City of Gig Harbor is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The City of Gig Harbor does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, and any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. It also prohibits retaliation for engaging in protected activity, such as filing a discrimination or harassment complaint or participating in an EEO investigation. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

At the City of Gig Harbor, we believe that diversity is a key strength and essential to fostering innovation, creativity, and productivity. We value the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of all our employees and candidates, and we are committed to promoting a culture of respect, understanding, and equal opportunities for growth and advancement. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential.


Legal Authorities 

• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

• Washington Law Against Discrimination

• Civil Rights Act Title VI and VII

• Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

• Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA)

• Equal Pay Act of 1963

• Americans with Disabilities (ADA)

If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination, please contact the City’s Title VI Coordinator, Shannon Costanti.

City of Gig Harbor Title VI Nondiscrimation Agreement