Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy
HNTB has implemented the following policies and procedures as part of its longstanding commitment to compliance with all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements. HNTB agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, this Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy.
HNTB is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from any and all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. It is the policy of HNTB 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 status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans’ status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by the law. Such action shall include, but is not limited to the following: recruitment, hiring, training, development, compensation, transfer, promotion, discipline, and termination. It is also HNTB’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.
HNTB is committed to taking positive steps to implement the employment-related aspects of our equal opportunity policy. Additionally, it is HNTB’s policy to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex/sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Such action shall include, but not limited to the following: recruitment, hiring, training, development, compensation, transfer, promotion, discipline, and termination.
HNTB’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy prohibits associates and applicants from being subjected to retaliation, harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have: (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity or (4) exercised any other right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.
HNTB develops written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The plans comply with Federal requirements for government contractors and serve to help carry out HNTB’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy. HNTB invites any employee or any applicant for employment to review the non-confidential portions of the HNTB’s written Affirmative Action program. These plans are available for review upon request. Any questions or requests to review should be directed to your Human Resources Manager.
HNTB will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of HNTB, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans’ status, genetic information and citizenship status or other status protected by law.
HNTB 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 contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Applicants and employees are invited to self-identify their race, gender, as an individual with a disability, and Protected Veteran. These self-identifications are strictly voluntary and confidential and will not result in retaliation of any sort.
HNTB will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment, or an individual’s sincerely held religious belief, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the company’s business. In order to request a reasonable accommodation, employees should contact the HR Solutions Center at HRSC@hntb.com.
HNTB employees must comply with this policy and report any violations of illegal discrimination, as specified in the Integrity Reporting policy.
For Questions or Additional Information
For more information on this policy, please contact the HR Solutions Center, HRSC@hntb.com, 888-400-4682.
Robert J. Slimp, CEO