All persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities, and BIW is committed to maintaining a work environment that encourages diversity and is free from any and all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. It is, therefore, the company’s policy to take affirmative actions to ensure equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment against any applicant, employee, vendor, contractor, customer, or client on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizen status, or any other basis prohibited by law. It is also the company’s policy to prohibit any and all forms of retaliation against any individual who has complained of harassing or discriminatory conduct, or participated in a company or agency investigation into such complaints.
As a federal contractor, BIW takes affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat equally qualified minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities in accordance 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”). Furthermore, BIW will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental disabilities 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 equal employment and affirmative action policies also prohibit employees and applicants from being subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because of their protected status or 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 covered 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 covered veterans; or (4) exercising any other right protected by Section 503 or Section 4212 or their implementing regulations.
Discrimination and harassment erodes employee dignity and morale and has a direct negative impact on productivity. Please join our company in ensuring that every BIW person works safely in an environment free of harassment and discrimination and is treated with dignity and respect for individual differences. Every BIW employee has an obligation to contribute to a harassment-free and discrimination-free workplace.
Any employee who experiences or observes harassment or any other violation of this policy is strongly encouraged to notify their direct supervisor and/or the Director of Ethics and Compliance at 207-442-1274 or email@example.com. Additionally, the BIW Ethics line can be contacted at 207-442-4216 or the General Dynamics Helpline can be contacted on an anonymous basis at 800-433-8442. BIW will promptly and thoroughly investigate the alleged misconduct, and, if a violation of this policy is found, will take prompt and appropriate corrective action.
If you need assistance accessing or understanding this policy statement, or know of an applicant or employee who may need assistance or a disability accommodation, please contact 207-442-1274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.