All employment related decisions will be based on the qualification of the individual. It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of the company to be an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of the company not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, family care, level status, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected by law with respect to hiring, promotions, transfers, recruitment or recruitment advertising, and other terms and conditions of employment.
The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the company’s legal duty to furnish information.