HPE India Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Policy

Consistent with Hewlett Packard Enterprise´s Best Work Environment Policy, our policy and practice at Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to maintain a work environment free from discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and respect.

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling Hewlett Packard Enterprise's commitment to equal employment opportunity. To that end, Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Global Non-Discrimination Policy provides that we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, colour, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex stereotypes, disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, covered veteran status, protected genetic information and political affiliation.

We also comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity.

This policy applies to all personnel actions taken by Hewlett Packard Enterprise India, such as recruiting, hiring, transferring, promoting, training, compensation and benefits, benefits administration, disciplinary actions, and terminations of employment. The level and type of benefits may vary based on location and other lawful factors. The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is subject to applicable regulations as well as qualification and merit of the individual.

 

Principles

In accordance with the provisions of the Indian Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to and will ensure that –

a. The work environment is free from any discrimination against persons with disabilities.

b. A conducive environment is provided to employees with disabilities to perform their roles and excel in the same.

c. Appropriate facilities and amenities are provided to employees with disabilities to enable them to effectively discharge their duties.

d. Provision is made for an accessible environment and availability of assistive devices as required.

e. A liaison officer, reporting to the Country VP – HR  is designated to oversee the implementation and application of the policy

f. A grievance redressal mechanism is available for addressing matters related to the employment of persons with disabilities

g. The Company’s Ethics & Compliance Office (ECO) and/or Human Resources (HR) will deal with any grievance concerning selection of person(s) with disabilities for any position, training, promotion, transfer, leave, etc. in a fair and equitable manner, free from any discrimination.

h. No opportunity is denied to persons with disabilities, based on grounds of disability.

 

Personal Information

Individuals with disabilities who apply or employees who believe themselves to be covered by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Representative in any given location. Any information obtained with regard to the individual’s disability will be kept confidential, and will be used in accordance with applicable laws. Refusal to provide information will not subject an employee or applicant to any adverse treatment. Employees and applicants will be protected from coercion, intimidation, interference, discrimination or retaliation for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.

 

Responsibility

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, every people leader has responsibility to act with personal leadership to 

  • Take an active role in coaching and developing people with disabilities
  • Maintain a work environment that promotes dignity, courtesy, and respect for the individual.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Reporting grievances & concerns

Employees / individuals are expected to report suspected violations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Global Non-Discrimination Policy, Harassment-Free Work Environment Policy and its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy promptly to their people leader, the next level of management, Human Resources, Legal or the Ethics and Compliance Office.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise prohibits retaliation against any individual or employee who makes a good faith complaint regarding a violation or suspected violation of those policies, or who participates in an investigation of such a complaint.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will conduct a prompt investigation into such complaints, and if discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or other inappropriate behaviour is substantiated, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination of employment.

Because of the serious nature of these matters, any employee who deliberately makes false statements of fact during an investigation, or fails to fully cooperate with an investigation, is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.