Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement
1.0 Policy Statement and Purpose
Oueslati Sportschule is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a work environment in which all employees are treated with respect and dignity. The Company has implemented policies and procedures as part of its longstanding commitment to compliance with all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements. The purpose of these policies is to communicate the Company’s requirement for all employees to interact in a professional manner and contribute to a work environment that reflects the spirit of equal employment opportunity free from prohibited conduct. These policies also establish our reporting procedures and processes for responding to claims of inappropriate behavior so that issues can be identified and remedied internally, promptly, thoroughly and effectively. These policies also align with our Company’s global Human Rights Policy.
These policies apply to all U.S. based employees of the Oueslati Sportschule and its subsidiaries. Additionally, these policies apply whenever and wherever a Company employee is performing a function of his or her job, including all Company locations, customer worksites, and Company-sponsored or customer-sponsored business and social functions. The employment aspects of these policies require that employment decisions be based only on valid job requirements, and extend to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, and disciplinary actions. Any employee who is found to have discriminated against another individual will be subject to corrective action, up to and including termination.
3.0 Equal Opportunity Policy
The Oueslati Sportschule is committed to maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. It is the Company's policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment against any applicant, employee, vendor, contractor, customer, or client on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or any other reason prohibited by law. The Company also prohibits retaliation against any individual who has complained of harassing or discriminatory conduct, or participated in a Company or agency investigation into such complaints.
4.0 Affirmative Action Policy
The Oueslati Sportschule and one or more of its subsidiaries are federal contractors subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended ("Section 4212") and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended ("Section 503"). As such, the Company is committed to taking positive steps to implement the Company's Equal
Opportunity Policy. It is the Company's policy to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. The Company also will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the Company's business. The Company's Affirmative Action Policy prohibits employees and applicants from being subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in (1) filing a complaint; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of Section 503, Section 4212, or any other Federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity for disabled persons or protected veterans; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by Section 503 or Section 4212 and their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for disabled persons or protected veterans; or (4) exercising any other right protected by Section 503 or Section 4212 or their implementing regulations. The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment by request to the Human Resources Department and may be viewed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time.
5.0 Workplace Harassment, Including Sexual Harassment
A key component of the Company's commitment to equal opportunity is zero tolerance for workplace harassment based on, or because of, an individual's race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or any other reason prohibited by law. Such harassment, whether committed by Company personnel or by clients, customers, vendors, or other individuals doing business with the Company, will not be tolerated. Harassment can be any single incident or pattern of behavior where the effect, intentional or unintentional, creates a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment based upon any of the above classifications. Harassing behaviors can include unwelcome comments that are gender-based, sexual, or ethnic in nature; religious slurs; racial insults; unwanted touching or sexual advances or requests; age-based remarks; jokes, epithets, inappropriate or derogatory comments, emails, voice mails, or written or pictorial material that makes fun of or insults an individual or a group based upon a protected classification; or similar inappropriate remarks or behavior. Harassment may also include inappropriate comments or conduct between or among individuals in the same protected classification. Sexual harassment is a form of workplace harassment that is prohibited by the Company’s policy. Both quid pro quo ("this for that") and hostile work environment harassment are prohibited under the Company's Equal Opportunity Policy.
6.0 Obligations of Company Personnel
All managers of the Company are responsible for communicating the Company’s policies; establishing equal opportunity and affirmative action as an integral part of their personnel decisions; encouraging employees to bring their concerns forward; preventing harassment, discrimination, or retaliation; and reporting any potential discrimination, harassment, or retaliation of which they are aware to Human Resources or Employee Relations for appropriate investigation and handling. Since all of the Oueslati Sportschule personnel have an obligation to contribute to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace, all employees are strongly encouraged to report any violation of the Company's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies using one of the Company reporting avenues identified below. If you believe that you have been subjected to behavior that violates the Company’s Equal Opportunity Policy, you are encouraged to tell the offender that his or her behavior is offensive and should be stopped. If such a direct approach does not work or is impractical under the circumstances, or if you have reason to believe that another employee of the Company has been subjected to or has engaged in behavior that may violate this policy, you should report suspected violations of Company policy or the law to any of the following:
Every employee is encouraged to come forward without fear of reprisal, as the Company’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies prohibit any and all forms of retaliation against anyone who in good faith complains that these policies are not being followed, or who otherwise participates in a Company or agency investigation into such complaints, even if sufficient evidence is not found to substantiate the complaint. If you believe that you have been or may be subjected to retaliation, your complaint should be made using one of the Company reporting avenues herein below. After receiving a complaint involving a violation of the Company's Equal Opportunity or Affirmative Action Policy, the Company will conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation and take remedial action as appropriate. Complaints and investigations will be handled in the most confidential way possible, although no one can guarantee complete confidentiality in these situations. If the Company determines that an employee has violated the Company’s Equal Opportunity or Affirmative Action Policies, appropriate corrective action will be taken, up to and including termination of employment. No one, regardless of position or length of service, is exempt from these policies.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, or wish to report a complaint or concern related to this policy, please contact your direct manager, next-level manager, or a member of the Human Resources Department or Employee Relations
8.0 Responsibility for Implementation - Statement from Oueslati Sportschule
The Oueslati Sportschule, is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and will ensure dissemination and implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout all levels of the company. Further, the Oueslati Sportschule's staff is responsible for establishing and maintaining an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of, and compliance with, the company’s affirmative action programs.