Cognitive Diagnostic Associates Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Cognitive Diagnostic Associates (CDA) is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment. CDA believes in providing equal opportunities for recruitment, hiring, development, and promotion based on an individual’s ability and job performance. This policy of nondiscrimination extends to all employees and applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, age, disability, or any other protected status as defined by applicable federal or state law.

CDA ensures that all personnel actions, including but not limited to hiring decisions, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, layoffs, and terminations, are conducted in accordance with this policy. The policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all conditions and areas of the workplace, fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.

CDA prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on protected status. This includes but is not limited to, harassment or discrimination in the form of verbal or physical conduct, slurs, derogatory remarks, offensive jokes, or any other behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

All employees, including supervisors and managers, are responsible for promoting and maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and bias. CDA encourages employees to report any incidents of discrimination or harassment promptly to their immediate supervisor, the Human Resources department, or any designated authority within the organization. Reports will be treated with sensitivity, confidentiality, and a commitment to conducting a thorough and impartial investigation.

CDA is dedicated to taking appropriate disciplinary action against any individual found to have engaged in discriminatory conduct or retaliation against those who report discrimination or harassment. Disciplinary actions may include counseling, retraining, transfer, demotion, suspension, or termination, depending on the severity of the offense.

CDA will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law, provided the accommodations do not impose undue hardship on the organization. This Equal Employment Opportunity Policy applies to all employees, applicants for employment, and contractors, and it is expected that all individuals associated with CDA will adhere to this policy. Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. CDA is committed to regularly reviewing and updating this policy to ensure its alignment with applicable laws and best practices.