Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status, or based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or genetic information, in regards to any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified.  Battelle agrees to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans and any members of other protected class without discrimination based upon their physical or mental disability or specific veteran status or other protected class, in all employment practices, terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.  The Battelle will ensure that all personnel actions are administered without regard to disability or covered veteran status or other protected class, and all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination 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 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503), the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), 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 VEVRAA 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 VEVRAA or their implementing regulations.

In carrying out this affirmative action program, the Battelle shall make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran employee or applicant for employment unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Lou Von Thaer fully supports our affirmative action program and is committed to the implementation of the company’s equal opportunity and affirmative action policies. Lou has delegated overall responsibility for these policies to Ms. Jennifer Anaya, the HR Compliance Consultant. The HR Compliance Consultant is responsible for the implementation and auditing of these policies at his or her location, assisted by the Company’s human resources department. Complaints should first be directed to your local Human Resources Business Partner or the Ethics Hotline at 614-414-4111 or 855-296-2232.


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