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.