Health Network Laboratories (“HNL”) is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. By seeking top talent across a broad spectrum, we aim to ensure that we have the best people to help us reach our business goals. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and achievements as well.
We embrace, appreciate, and respect our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
HNL is an organization committed to core values such as, respect, integrity, and honesty. A key element of respect is rewarding competency, performance, and character. Individuals must be judged by their personal merits, not their membership in any group. Fairness is the cornerstone of who we are.
HNL’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of equality that encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
- Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity and equality.
All employees of HNL have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects and fosters inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events.
All employees are required to attend and complete periodic diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill the foregoing responsibilities. Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action, up to an including termination of employment.
Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with HNL’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor or an HR representative.