At ABAC we take pride in providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees and for our guest speakers.
In addition, as part of our company culture, gender choices are supported, remote, flexible schedules for parents (both employees and guest speakers) are the norm, and privacy rights are paramount. We are honored to be able to say that in ABAC’s seven years of existence, we have always been committed to improving accessibility beyond basic accommodations and improving our programs based on the ideas of our diverse community of speakers, attendees and employees.
Our Anti-Discrimination Policies
- ABAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, national origin, ancestry, nationality, marital, domestic partnership, civil union status, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sex at birth, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, education level, age, weight, military status, disability, political preferences, profession, or other characteristics not mentioned here.It is the right for all employees and contractors to receive equal pay (Equal Pay Act of 1963) and to request and receive reasonable accommodation (barring undue hardship) if needed, as outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster (Link to Screen-reader-optimized poster).
- By law, all employees receive a copy of the EEO is the Law Poster at the beginning of their employment.
- The EEO is the Law poster is displayed in the ABAC office and as of March 12, 2021 a link to the poster is available on the ABACNJ.com website.
- Employees are prohibited from posting discriminatory content on social media. Any employee who violates this policy is in violation of our mission and may be terminated for breach of the employment agreement.
- We require that all presenters speak respectfully of other professions, respect cultural, religious, sexual, and other differences and will refrain from making derogatory, harassing, or discriminatory statements publicly in other forums (e.g. social media, conference presentations, etc.) or during their presentation.
- Discrimination based on race, creed, national origin, ancestry, nationality, marital, domestic partnership, civil union status, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sex at birth, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, education level, age, weight, military status, disability, political preferences, profession, or other characteristics not mentioned here will not be tolerated
- Individuals that engage in known discriminatory behavior (e.g. make derogatory or disparaging comments about individuals or groups based on the abovementioned characteristics) will not be invited to present at ABAC. If a guest speaker engages in known discriminatory behavior prior to an event, the event will be cancelled and no payment will be made.
- If hate speech is used, or disparaging or derogatory comments are made about an individual or group on account of the abovementioned characteristic (race, creed, etc) during an event, the speaker will not be invited back to ABAC to present, previously scheduled events will be cancelled, ABAC will withhold payment and, if warranted, we will contact the individual's professional agency/board to make a complaint.
- Employees and guest speakers are required to sign an attestation that they have received and reviewed these policies.