We believe 888 is stronger and more competitive for the diverse experiences, perspectives, and abilities that its employees bring to work each day. 888 is committed to equal opportunity employment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
As an equal opportunity employer, 888 bases all decisions about employment, training, and promotion solely on an individual’s merit and the Company’s operational needs, not on an individual’s protected characteristics. “Protected characteristics” include, for example, an individual’s sex (including pregnancy status), age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability status – but also encompass any personal characteristic that is protected under applicable local law. 888 is also committed to accommodating individuals within its workforce who have a disability – both as employees and as applicants – in line with local law.
888 also strictly prohibits any conduct that discriminates against or harasses a person based on that person’s protected characteristics. This prohibition applies to 888 employees, but also to its contractors, vendors, third-party agents, and customers. We have zero tolerance for such conduct – in addition to being unlawful, it undermines our values and business objectives.
To further these commitments, 888 adopted a written Board diversity policy. When seeking to recruit new Non-Executive Directors to the Board, the Nominations Committee considers the benefits of all aspects of diversity – including, but not limited to, age, gender, and educational and professional backgrounds. Through this policy, 888 works to ensure that Board appointments are based on merit but also that the company benefits from the advantages associated with a board containing diverse persons and viewpoints. Where appropriate, 888 will take steps to identify and to remove unnecessary or unjustifiable barriers. 888 is also actively monitoring gender diversity at multiple organizational levels and looking to improve levels of gender diversity within its overall workforce.
888 has established procedures for reporting incidents of workplace discrimination or harassment. We encourage and expect any employee who experiences or witnesses workplace discrimination or harassment to report it immediately. We will investigate every complaint and take remedial action where appropriate. 888 will not retaliate against an employee or anyone else for complaining about or reporting discrimination or harassment in good faith.