Dell's Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Diversity is a Dell Business Imperative
Diversity, inclusiveness and respect for all Dell employees form the basis of Dell's Winning Culture and are essential to Dell's success. Dell values each individual’s distinct contribution and leverages our collective strengths to ensure that Dell remains the technology solutions company of choice for customers around the world.
Dell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind
Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
Dell's Commitment to a Workplace Free of Discrimination and Harassment is Far Reaching
Dell's commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to all persons involved in the operation of Dell’s business and prohibits discrimination or unlawful harassment by or between any Dell employee, including officers, supervisors and coworkers, or applicants for employment at Dell, or by or between any Dell employee and any employee of Dell's customers, independent contractors, vendors or other strategic partners. All employees are responsible for maintaining a work atmosphere free from discrimination and unlawful harassment by treating others with dignity and respect.
Unlawful Harassment is Prohibited
Unlawful harassment can take several forms, including verbal, visual or physical conduct that creates an offensive, hostile or intimidating work environment. Conduct that can contribute to unlawful harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments
- Visual conduct such as derogatory and/or sexually oriented posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures
- Physical conduct such as assault, unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with work because of sex, race or any other protected characteristic
- Threats and demands for sexual favors as a condition of continued employment or to avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors
- Retaliation for having reported or threatened to report harassment
Dell Employees Are Encouraged to Report Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation or the Threat of Retaliation
Dell employees who witness or believe they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other inappropriate conduct are encouraged to report such conduct immediately in accordance with the Raising/Resolving Issues and Concerns section of the Code of Conduct. This includes, but is not limited to, contacting your manager, Human Resources representative, the Office of the Ombuds (if available), the Global or Regional Ethics Office, or the Ethics Helpline at 1-888-888-9975. All such reports will be investigated promptly and as confidentially as possible and appropriate corrective action will be taken. No employee who makes good faith reports of discrimination, harassment or retaliation will be subjected to reprisal or damage to their career, reputation or employment at Dell.
Dell Strives to Reasonably Accommodate Its Employees
Dell provides equitable treatment and reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants in accordance with federal, state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability may include modification of policies and procedures, an adjusted work schedule, special equipment or transportation, or other job modification to optimize the individual’s job performance, if such accommodation does not result in an undue hardship to Dell's business.
Individuals who desire a workplace accommodation under any applicable law may make a request for such an accommodation, preferably in writing, to the individual’s supervisor or Human Resources representative.
Enforcement and Potential Discipline
Employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment from Dell.
Revisions and Revocation
This policy in no way constitutes a contract between Dell and any employee and may be revised or revoked at any time, with no advance notice.