Horizons is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates.
Horizons prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Horizons conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
The policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between Horizons and its employees, including:
The policies and principles of EEO also apply to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on our premises who are employed by temporary agencies, and any other persons or firms doing business for or with Horizons.
The officers of Horizons will be responsible for the dissemination of this policy. Directors, managers, and supervisors are responsible for implementing equal employment practices within each department. The HR department is responsible for overall compliance and will maintain personnel records in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Horizons administers our EEO policy fairly and consistently with the following methods:
Harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination and violates Horizons policy. Prohibited sexual harassment, for example, is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when it:
Harassment also includes unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Harassment becomes unlawful where:
Horizons encourages employees to report all incidents of harassment to a member of management or the HR department. Horizons conducts harassment prevention training for all employees, and maintains and enforces a separate policy on harassment prevention, complaint procedures, and penalties for violations. Horizons investigates all complaints of harassment promptly and fairly, and, when appropriate, takes immediate corrective action to stop the harassment and prevent it from recurring.
Violations of this policy, regardless of whether an actual law has been violated, will not be tolerated. Horizons will promptly, thoroughly, and fairly investigate every issue that is brought to its attention in this area and will take disciplinary action, when appropriate, up to and including termination of employment.