This is a written plan of action in coordination with Alfred Benesch & Company’s Employee’s Guide to Personnel Policies and Procedures (section 3.3 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy) and is reviewed on an annual basis.
Since its inception, Alfred Benesch & Company has maintained a strong commitment to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws governing non- discrimination in every location in which the company has facilities.
Alfred Benesch & Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, promotion, demotion or transfer; sourcing, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; leaves of absence; selection for training including, on-the-job training and/ or internship.
Sourcing and Recruitment
Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, gender identity, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
State Employment Offices (ESDS) and third party recruitment vendors are notified of Alfred Benesch & Company’s EEO obligations. All advertisements for available positions with Alfred Benesch & Company are placed on the Careers page of the Company website for internal and external applicants. They are also placed with ESDS offices and with organizations dedicated to diversity outreach, including women, minorities, those with disabilities and protected veterans.
Alfred Benesch & Company participates in local career fairs at universities, colleges and technical schools in various states as opportunities arise from year to year and reaches out to alumni and professional organizations to promote internships and open positions.
All advertisements for employment opportunities include the notation; “An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.”
Alfred Benesch & Company does not utilize pre-employment aptitude or similar tests to screen job applicants. The same job-related questions are asked to each applicant applying for the same job classification in order to ensure that candidates are evaluated in a consistent manner as it relates to the skills and abilities required for the job.
Reasonable accommodation is provided to qualified applicants for employment and employees with disabilities upon request. Contact information is available on the Company Careers page for applicants who may need to request accommodation with the application or interview process. Information is available in the Employee Guide for Personnel Policies and Procedures for employees who may need to request job related reasonable accommodation.
Wage and Salary Structure
Alfred Benesch & Company makes employment, pay and promotion decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other factors unrelated to a person’s ability to do the job. The Company conducts an annual salary analysis to determine whether current rate of pay is commensurate with each employee’s performance and job classification.
Alfred Benesch & Company does not tolerate harassment of or by its employees. Any form of harassment related to an employee’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or disability is a violation of Alfred Benesch & Company’s Policy on Harassment and will be treated as a disciplinary matter.
The Company is committed to the maintenance of an environment free of discrimination and all forms of coercion that impede the freedom or diminish the dignity of any employee. The Company will not tolerate sexual or other harassment by employees whether it is aimed at other Company employees or the employees or representatives of clients, vendors or others with whom we do business. By the same token, the Company likewise endeavors to protect our employees against harassment by non-employees with whom we do business.
Any complaint or violation of policy which arises should be immediately reported to the employee’s supervisor, Human Resources or the company EEO Officer.
Employees or applicants will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or retaliation because they engage in filing a complaint or assist in a review or investigation of a complaint.
Dissemination of Policy
This EEO Plan is available to employees in the Employee Guide for Personnel Policies and Procedures and on the Company intranet site; it is available to applicants for employment via the Company Careers page on the Company website.
The EEO is the Law Poster, EEO is the Law Supplement and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement are all posted on the Alfred & Benesch Company intranet site for all employees to view; especially those who may not be working at a physical office location. These notices are all accessible, electronically, for applicants on the Company Careers website.
The EEO Officer is:
Kristina S. Horn
Alfred Benesch & Company
35 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60601