Policy on Harassment and Discrimination

Central Piedmont Community College is committed to the practice of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in personnel policies and intends that employees of the College and citizens of its service area shall be made aware of this commitment. All matters related to selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, social and recreational programs, and all treatment on the job will be free of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, age, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification.

Discriminatory harassment is any behavior by an individual which improperly singles out, stigmatizes, or victimizes an employee or student to the employee’s or student’s detriment because of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or handicap. Discriminatory harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual and verbal harassment.

It is each employee’s or student’s responsibility to ensure that his or her conduct does not include or imply discriminatory harassment in any form. A participating Co-op or Intern of the College can report harassment or suspected harassment to the appropriate Faculty Coordinator, Workplace Learning Coordinator, Workplace Learning Director, or the College’s Director of Equal Opportunity. Participants may also want to familiarize themselves with the procedures for reporting and investigating harassment or suspected harassment within their company or agency of employment.

Accident Insurance

Specific classes require student accident insurance and the fee will be included in the student’s tuition. Coverage starts at the beginning of the term and stops at the end of the term.

Professional Liability Insurance

Participants enrolled in the Human Services programs of study must purchase Professional Liability insurance through CPCC. Coverage starts at the beginning of the term and stops at the end of the term.

Worker’s Compensation

Employers are expected to provide Worker's Compensation Liability Insurance coverage, as applicable, according to state law.

Unpaid Co-ops or Internships 

Co-ops or Internships may be listed as paid or unpaid. When for-profit businesses host unpaid Co-ops or Interns, they should follow the six-point criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Click here for more information. The CPCC Workplace Learning department cannot determine if a business is in compliance with the criteria.

Unemployment Insurance

Federal and state law prohibits a student from collecting unemployment insurance after a paid Co-op ends.

Home-Based Businesses

Home-based business owners should contact a Workplace Learning Coordinator to see if their business is eligible to host a Co-op or Intern participant.