Sample Nondiscrimination Policies

An organizational nondiscrimination policy should include sexual orientation and gender expression. The following template might be useful:

“This policy states [organization’s name] position on discrimination. This policy applies to all [organization’s name] employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors.

[Organization name] does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, organization members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.”


 Apple Computer Equal Employment Opportunity 

Apple is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting. All other aspects of employment such as compensation, benefits, transfers, terminations, layoffs, recalls, training, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs, etc., shall continue to be administered so as to reflect the above policy. Certain states may cover additional groups and, in those states, Apple extends its EEO policy of non-discrimination to those groups.

It is the responsibility of every employee to conform with this policy. This policy prohibits unlawful harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, and slurs or jokes based on any protected class. Furthermore, Apple will not retaliate against any employee for filing a complaint and will not tolerate retaliation by management employees or co-workers.

Any employee who feels that he or she has been treated contrary to this policy, including any harassment by company personnel or work-related harassment by any other person, should contact his or her supervisor, any member of the Human Resources department or the Employee Relations office, or any line manager, up to and including the CEO.

Any employee who is found to have violated this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.



Commitment to diversity, inclusion and nondiscrimination

Since its founding, Hewlett-Packard has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to people and to fair employment practices. As HP has grown and expanded throughout the world, its work force has become more diverse. HP believes that this diverse work force helps the company realize its full potential. Recognizing and developing the talents of each individual brings new ideas to HP. The company benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when HP people who have different experiences, perspectives and cultures work together. This is what drives invention and high performance at HP. We believe a well managed, diverse work force expands HP’s base of knowledge, skills and cross-cultural understanding, which in turn, enables us to understand, relate and respond to our diverse and changing customers throughout the world, connecting them to the power of technology. Our overall commitment is reflected in our diversity and inclusion philosophy.

HP’s Diversity and inclusion philosophy • A diverse, high-achieving workforce is the sustainable competitive advantage that differentiates HP. It is essential to win in the marketplaces, workplaces and communities around the world.  • An inclusive, flexible work environment that values differences motivates employees to contribute their best. • To better serve our customers, we must attract, develop, promote and retain a diverse workforce. • Trust, mutual respect and dignity are fundamental beliefs that are reflected in our behavior and actions.  • Accountability for diversity and inclusion goals drives our success.

Compliance, equal opportunity and affirmative action HP’s policies and supporting practices are built upon this philosophy, as well as a set of values that include a strong belief that all employees should be treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with this, HP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, or covered veteran status. It is also HP’s policy to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

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