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  • The diversity office is responsible for the implementation of and compliance with the following Lifespan corporate policies

    Affirmative Action

    Lifespan has taken, and will continue to take, affirmative action to ensure that all employees and applicants for employment and transfer/promotion at all Lifespan affiliates, are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

    These actions apply to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to:

    • Recruitment and advertising
    • Hiring
    • Job assignment
    • Selection for training, promotion and transfer
    • Compensation
    • Layoff or termination

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Lifespan is committed to continue affirmative steps to support and advance the organization's values consistent with its mission.

    Lifespan is committed to make employment decisions based on valid, job-related criteria and to recruit and select qualified applicants on the basis of education, skill, experience and ability.

    Lifespan is committed to maintain a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual or racial harassment. It is a violation of this policy to use derogatory or demeaning slurs to refer to a person's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, that have the effect of harassing an employee or creating a hostile work environment. Harassment or the creation of a hostile work environment can occur even if there was no intent on the part of an individual to harass or demean another.

    Sexual Harassment

    It is the policy of Lifespan to provide a positive discrimination-free work environment for all employees. Sexual harassment is unlawful, discriminatory, and unacceptable conduct, which will not be tolerated in the workplace, during the course of employment, and at all Lifespan-sponsored events.

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines require employees to affirmatively address the issue of sexual harassment and to adopt procedures for the prompt resolution of employee complaints.

    • All members of the Lifespan organization share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of sexual harassment.
    • Lifespan will take prompt preventative, investigatory and/or, corrective action when a complaint of sexual harassment is made.
    • Sexual harassment by a non-employee is also subject to review and action by management.
    • Members of the Lifespan organization found in violation of this policy may be disciplined, up to and including being discharged for cause.