Employment Ethics Policy Example

employee ethics policy

An employment ethics policy is an effective way of demonstrating a corporate commitment to honest and proper business practices. It therefore makes the employment ethics policy of paramount importance at (Name of the organisation).

The employer- employee relationship is a significant human relationship of mutual dependency and has great impact on the people involved. We recognise the obligation to set and uphold the highest standards of professionalism, which will in turn promote ethical behaviour, attitude and judgement on the part of the employee as well. This will ensure that the team is further committed to achieving its goals and protecting its interest as well as ensuring customer satisfaction.

Employee Ethics Policy

The Employee Ethics Policy at (Name of the organisation) is aimed at maintaining the welfare of our staff. The key areas of responsibility which pertain to this policy are broadly as under the following:

Moral Responsibilities

Our employees are provided optimal working conditions, which serves the objective of both, the organisation as well as that of the individual. Our responsibilities are also reflected in our hiring policy which is an equal opportunity provider and non discriminatory in nature

Loyalty

We greatly value our employees not just in terms of completing assigned work but as a long term investment.  We commit to being loyal to our employees.

Transparency

We strive to maintain utmost transparency in our dealings with all our employees and do not wish to foster any kind of intimidation in any dealings with the employees. We encourage our employees to come forward with any issues or suggestions that needs to be brought to the attention of the management.

We strive to undertake the following at (Name of the company) as part of our Employment Ethics Policy keeping in mind the welfare of the company and its employees at all times

  • Treat employees with respect and in all fairness
  • Undertake to pay the employee on time as per the agreement if the employee comes in to work and can work
  • Observe health and safety regulations at all times
  • Provide employees correct information with regard to their rights under their contract
  • No partiality policy wherein all employees are treated equally irrespective of hierarchy, qualification, caste, creed or family background
  • No encouragement for nasty politics at the workplace
  • Provide employees their due credit when they do well
  • Motivate our workforce 
  • Being realistic in giving feedback
  • Conduct training programs on a regular basis to help upgrade skills of the employee
  • Give employees reasonable opportunity for their complaints to be looked at

(Name of the organisation) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At (Name of the organisation) we strive to treat everyone fairly when people are considered for various business reasons including hiring, promotion, compensation and termination. The company will not use any characteristics or reasons to hire or reject candidates such as race or colour, ethnicity, religion, gender, orientation or physical disability.

However, (Name of the organisation) does not guarantee that people from underrepresented groups will get hired, it only means that they shall not be turned away since they are part of such a group.

Sample Statements Regarding Equal Opportunity

Google

“At Google, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.”

SurveyMonkey

“SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.”

Facebook

“Facebook is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Anti Discrimination Policy at (Name of the Organisation)

Discrimination is defined as any negative action or attitude directed towards anyone with regard to protected characteristics such as

  • Age
  • Religion/Spiritual Beliefs
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Marriage
  • Pregnancy/Maternity
  • Gender/Gender Orientation

(Name of the company) is committed to providing a mutually respective workplace. The policy is applicable to all our employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors, customers and stakeholders.

It may be noted that the procedure for reporting incidents of harassment is in no way intended to impair, replace or limit the right of any employee to seek remedial action.

If you are a victim of discriminatory behaviour, approach your manager or the HR Department as soon as possible. The manager/HR Department will be responsible for hearing the claim, investigation the issue and determining punishment if proven.

Employees exhibiting proven discriminatory behaviour will go through a disciplinary process and we may reprimand, demote or terminate the employee depending on the severity of the offence.

We understand that sometimes discrimination maybe unintentional and based on unconscious prejudicies inbuilt over a period of time. If this is the case we will help such an employee through counselling and training to mitigate the existing biases. If the person in question is unwilling to change we will consider demoting or terminating such an employee as we deem fit.

All claims will be looked into discreetly and not disclosed to anyone not concerned with the issue.

We will be evaluating our code of ethics on a regular basis by requesting for feedback from employees, volunteers and customers.

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