Anti-Discrimination & Harassment Policy

It is the corporate policy of Peco Foods, Inc., to maintain a workplace free from discrimination, including unwanted harassment, based upon race, color, gender (to include pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, disability, military status or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. All such discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, is prohibited. Retaliation against employees or prospective employees reporting such discrimination and/or discriminatory harassment is also prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity.
Peco Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, corporate employment decisions at Peco Foods will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Peco Foods does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, gender (to include pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, disability, military status or any other status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Peco Foods will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. This Policy applies to all phases of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, upgrading, promoting, compensating, access to benefits, transferring, laying off, and terminating personnel, in all job classifications.

Any employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of any of the following: (1) the employee’s Plant/Complex Human Resources Manager; (2) the employee’s Plant/Complex Manager; and/or (3) the Corporate Director of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Policy Against Discrimination & Discriminatory Harassment.
Discrimination and discriminatory harassment—including but not limited to sexual harassment—degrades another’s dignity and privacy. Peco Foods has long had a “zero-tolerance” policy against any form of discrimination or harassment in its workplace, and it remains the Company’s longstanding policy to prohibit such conduct.

This Policy applies to all sexual and other discriminatory harassment occurring in the work environment, whether on or at Peco Foods’ premises; at a Company-related setting, including any customer-related functions (both at the workplace or outside the workplace); or in the use of any Peco Foods’-provided business systems, including e-mail, voice mail, cell phone and the Internet. This Policy covers all executives and employees of the Company, any applicants for employment with Peco Foods, and all third parties over whom the Company has control. Any employee who engages in such conduct or behavior will be subject to discipline or discharge.

Retaliation Prohibited
Peco Foods strictly prohibits retaliation against any employee for attempting to utilize the complaint procedure set forth in this Policy. Complaints made in good faith under this Policy will not result in any adverse action against the complaining party. Similarly, no person who participates in good faith in investigating a complaint will be treated adversely because of that participation. Any person found to have retaliated against an individual for reporting a complaint of discrimination/harassment, or for participating in an investigation of allegations of such conduct, will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.