Berkeley Lab

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office

Harassment, Discrimination, or Retaliation

Current Events:

  • Get Informed and Get Involved: REGISTER for the upcoming Live Sexual Harassment Prevention Training taking place at JBEI in Emeryville on June 21st (75 seats available)


  • Individual Confidential Support: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps employees and their family members find solutions to personal and work-related challenges through counseling, consultation, assessment, and referrals.  EAP services are voluntary, strictly confidential, and free of charge.

Reporting Harassment, Discrimination, or Retaliation:

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence:


  • For more information, please contact Title VII/Title IX Officer, Leticia Ericson, at

Policy Statements:

Berkeley Lab and University of California policies prohibit discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, status as a protected veteran or service in the uniformed services. Employees and applicants for employment who believe they may have been discriminated, harassed, or retaliated against are encouraged to bring their concerns to the Diversity and Inclusion Office to investigate and attempt to resolve the complaint. For full text, please see: University of California Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Berkeley Lab prohibits retaliation against individuals who file complaints or participate in the complaint resolution process. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office will investigate retaliation claims and report the findings to appropriate personnel for review and action. If you feel that you have been retaliated against for filing a complaint or participating in a complaint resolution process, please contact

Profiling employees or potential employees based on perceived racial, sexual or national origin characteristics is illegal and works against achieving fairness and equal opportunity in the workplace. Berkeley Lab supports this policy and knows that in order to achieve true diversity in the workplace, every individual must be given the opportunity to achieve. To express concerns or issues related to prohibited profiling practices, employees are encouraged to contact Berkeley Lab’s Research and Institutional Integrity Office (RIIO). Employees can visit the Lab’s Employee Concerns website to learn more about the forums or mechanisms to express employee concerns.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.”