EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”)
BioScrip is committed to equal employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on age, ancestry, color, race, national origin, disability, genetic information, military service, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, legally protected medical condition, or any other trait protected by applicable law.
The Company’s commitment to equitable treatment is intended to create a positive work environment and applies to all classifications of employees and all areas of employment, including:
• All hiring processes
• Release from employment
• Education and training
• Business-related social activities
• All other business activities
The purpose of EEO is to provide equal opportunity and treatment for all employees. By doing so, BioScrip can attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce, ensure that all employment practices are conducted with regard to job-related factors only, and comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws against discrimination.
All employees, including all levels of management, must ensure compliance with this policy. Any employee who feels he/she has experienced discrimination, retaliation, or harassment, or becomes aware of such, should contact Human Resources immediately. Employees involved in investigations regarding alleged discrimination, retaliation, or harassment issues are expected to cooperate fully with Human Resources and to maintain confidentiality if requested. Confidentiality will be maintained by the investigating party to the extent possible commensurate with a proper investigation of all allegations made. If employees have an EEO question, they should contact Human Resources, or refer to the “Harassment/Sexual Harassment” policy in this section of the Handbook. Employees receiving questions related to BioScrip’s employment practices from outside agencies are encouraged to notify Human Resources.