The Company believes the work environment should be pleasant, respectful and free from all manifestations of discrimination. The need to retain and find qualified people make it imperative that discriminatory employment practices be eliminated and those individuals with the talents and abilities be sought, recognized and encouraged through equitable personnel practices. The Company is committed to all employees and applicants in a manner that is consistent with all applicable equal employment opportunity local, state, and federal laws.
It is the Company's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels, employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other conditions protected by law. All such decisions are based on individual merit, qualifications, and competence as they relate to the particular position, and promotion of the principle of equal employment opportunity.
In addition, guidelines regarding harassment, whether based upon gender, gender identity, age, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, or other conditions protected by law have been implemented that prohibit hostile, offensive and intimidating conduct.
The Company has a formal process where employees who have experienced or witnessed discrimination or harassment can immediately report the incident so that the Company can act to stop it before it becomes severe or pervasive. The Company does not tolerate discrimination and will take prompt corrective action if violations occur.
The Company has developed and implemented Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) to support its commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity. These Plans describe, in detail, the policies and procedures used in the Company's operations to carry out its commitment.
All of our employees are responsible for supporting this program and contributing to the equitable treatment of the people in our organization and in the communities we serve.