Section 1. Equal Employment Opportunity. The Employer will continue to provide equal employment opportunity for all officers, and develop and apply equal employment practices.
Section 2. Prohibition Against Discrimination. The Employer shall not discriminate against officers, and employment-related decisions will be based on qualifications and predicted performance in a given position without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin of the officer; nor shall the Employer discriminate against officers as a result of activities on behalf of the Union or membership in the Union, or the exercise of constitutional rights. The Employer agrees to comply with all applicable laws. Officers shall not be transferred, assigned or reassigned or have any of their duties changed for reasons prohibited by this Section.
Section 3. Union Membership or Activity. Neither the Employer nor the Union shall interfere with the right of officers covered by this Agreement to become or not become members of theUnion, and there shall be no discrimination against any such officers because of lawful Union membership or non-membership activity or status.
Section 4. Use of Masculine Pronoun. The use of the masculine pronoun in this Agreement is understood to be for clerical convenience only, and it is further understood that the masculine pronoun includes the feminine pronoun as well.