Human Rights and Social Policy

Policies & Procedures:

As a socially responsible company, Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc. (CCSI) has concern for the well-being of people and communities. We conduct business fairly and ethically, respect all human rights and comply with laws and regulations. CCSI will not tolerate any unlawful harassment or discrimination in employment. Violation of this policy can result in immediate termination of employment.

Our employees’ human rights are respected across all company operations. We aspire to create an inclusive and respectful work environment; one in which employees recognize each other’s worth and dignity. Any conduct that detracts from the worth and dignity of our employees is contrary to our values and has no place in our culture. We also are committed to showing respect to all people with whom we do business. 

The following is a list of CCSI’s hiring and orientation policies as represented in our Employee Handbook.

Equal Opportunity

CCSI is an equal opportunity employer. In all aspects of employment, we are committed to treating all employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, or veteran status as those terms are defined by law.

Policy against Harassment

As part of its commitment to equal opportunity, the company strictly prohibits harassment of employees in the workplace based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, or veteran status as those terms are defined by law. Harassment includes all forms of offensive or unwelcome physical or verbal conduct based on any of these factors that unreasonably interferes with an employee's work or creates an offensive or hostile working environment.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment of all types is specifically prohibited. Sexual harassment of employees in the workplace is illegal, unacceptable, and will NOT be tolerated. This policy applies to all supervisors and employees of the company. It shall also apply to customers, vendors, and other persons in the workplace whom the company knows or has reason to know is violating this policy, provided the company has sufficient control over the individual's actions. All company personnel are expected to avoid any conduct that could be construed as unlawful harassment by any employee. .

Complaints

Any employee, who believes he or she has been unlawfully harassed, or has any other complaint under this policy, should bring the matter to the attention of supervision immediately, and provide a full and accurate report of the underlying facts. Employees are urged to report first to their immediate supervisor, but this is not required if the employee feels uncomfortable in doing so or if the employee believes his or her supervisor is violating this policy. In all cases, employees are free to report such problems directly to any officer of the company, the Human Resources department or the president. Employees are encouraged but not required to present their complaints in writing, and should identify any witnesses, as well as any relevant documents or other evidence.

No Retaliation

No employee shall be subject to any form of retaliation for reporting any violation or participating in any investigation under this policy. Employees who believe they have been retaliated against in violation of this policy may utilize the same complaint procedure described above.

All Forms of Harassment are Forbidden

This policy also applies to unlawful harassment based on any of the other illegal criteria set forth in the company's Equal Employment Policy, including race, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual orientation, gender, disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic characteristics, or veteran status as those terms are defined by law.

Contractors and Consultants

This policy applies to part-time and temporary employees, leased employees and individuals providing service to the company under contract such as consultants and other independent contractors. Any reference to "employees" in this policy includes all such individuals, as well as regular employees.

Mandatory Training for Supervisors

CCSI requires formal training for all supervisors on how to identify, prevent, eliminate and respond to complaints about unlawful harassment, including the legal remedies available under state and federal law for harassment and retaliation. All supervisors must undergo at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training on the prevention of unlawful harassment at least every two years. Employees who are promoted or transferred into supervisory roles must undergo two hours of such training within six months after such promotion and transfer.

Orientation for New Hires and Training for Employees

CCSI provides orientation on this policy for all new employees at the time of hire. From time to time, the company also makes training available to non-supervisory employees.

Commitment to Human Rights & Social Responsibility 

CCSI maintains explicit commitment to all human rights and standards, as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Furthermore, we uphold all laws in regard to no child labor, freely chosen employment, minimum wage, hours/overtime, benefits, and freedom of association.

Additionally, our suppliers and subcontractors are actively encouraged to observe these human rights standards within their work. Compliance and integrity are at the core of everything we do at CCSI, and we will continue to have the highest standards for human rights and social responsibility.

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