It is the policy of Rutherford County Government that all persons have equal employment opportunities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, and physical or mental disability. Furthermore, it is the policy that all persons employed be entitled to training, compensation, promotions, benefits, and all other attributes of employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, and physical or mental disability. In keeping with this policy, the County will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into top job levels the most qualified person, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, or non-job related disability. The County will not discriminate on the basis of a person's national origin or citizenship status with regard to recruitment, hiring, and discharge. However, the County will not knowingly employ a person who is, or becomes, an unauthorized alien. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees, and all applicants for employment, regardless of national origin, ancestry, or citizenship, must provide suitable documentation. All new employees must also complete INS Form I-9 in order to verify identity and employment eligibility. It is the responsibility of the Rutherford County Commission, the County Executive, and the County Attorney to ensure that all policies and procedures provide equal and fair treatment to all Rutherford County employees.