DIVERSITY STATEMENT, NON-DISCRIMINATION & EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) POLICY OF BiNet USA

DIVERSITY STATEMENT, NON-DISCRIMINATION
& EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) POLICY OF BiNet USA

(Updated June 2013)
All members of the Board of Directors (“Directors”) and employees must agree to comply with the Policy.

At BiNet USA we integrate diversity into all our business strategies, decisions and policies. We demonstrate our commitment to diversity by being open and inclusive as we leverage the strength found in the rich differences of our volunteers, employees, Directors, allies and partners. At BiNet USA we believe that by embracing individual uniqueness, we can bring creativity and vitality to our environment.

BiNet USA believes it’s possible for people of all viewpoints and persuasions to come together and learn from each other. And at BiNet USA we believe in the broad spectrum of human experience. BiNet USA believes that amazing things come when people from different worlds and world-views approach each other to create a conversation.

BiNet USA believes in being inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of anyone who comes to us with good faith and the desire to build a community.

How BiNet USA Defines Diversity
Diversity includes all the characteristics, experiences and cultural influences that make each of us unique individuals. The differences and similarities that make us diverse can be internal (an aspect one is born with), external (an aspect that can change), or situational (an aspect that can change based on one’s vocation). These aspects include, but are not limited to: age, appearance, communications style, economic status, educational background, employer, gender identification, gender expression, geographic location, job type/title, language, learning style, management status, marital status, mental abilities, nationality, parental status, physical abilities, political affiliation, race/ethnicity, religion, seniority/tenure, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, work experience, or work location.

Non-Discrimination Policy
BiNet USA seeks to comply with all anti-discrimination laws and regulations. It is the policy of BiNet USA not to discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity and expression, familial or parental status, genetic information, veteran or draft status, or any other legally protected classification. It is also the policy of BiNet USA not to discriminate against those who have an association with a member of a protected class.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
BiNet USA provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
BiNet USA judges individuals by their abilities, not their disabilities, and seeks to give full and equal employment opportunities to all persons capable of performing successfully in the company’s positions. BiNet USA will not discriminate against any qualified employee, job applicant, or volunteer with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment or ability to volunteer because of a person’s physical or mental disability.

Reasonable Accommodations
BiNet USA will make reasonable accommodations wherever necessary for all employees, applicants, or volunteers with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job or volunteer opportunity, and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.

Reporting and Handling Violations
Anyone suspecting a violation of this Policy must inform Gary North, the BiNet USA designated board member for issues concerning Equal Employment Opportunity of the nature of the alleged violation. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective actions will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

Retaliation Free Reporting
BiNet USA strictly prohibits any retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this Policy.

Disciplinary Action
Violations of this Policy could result in disciplinary action, reduced remuneration, or in case of moral turpitude or adequate cause termination as is defined in the BiNet USA Bylaws; or if a Director, disciplinary action or removal from the Board as is defined in the BiNet USA Bylaws.

Contact info for the BiNet USA designated board member for issues concerning Equal Employment Opportunity:
Gary North
Phone: 1-800-585-9368
Email: garybnorth@yahoo.com

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