1.1 Equal employment opportunity is adopted to ensure the rights and dignity of each person.
1.2 Personnel actions, including recruitment, selection, training, compensation, corrective counseling, promotions, transfers, staff reductions and terminations shall be based upon individual initiative, interests, ability, performance results, and needs of the business.
1.3 All personnel actions referenced in paragraph 1.2 shall be administered free from harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination on the grounds of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or veteran status. Synopsys also prohibits retaliation against employees and applicants for filing a complaint, opposing any discriminatory act or practice, assisting or participating in any manner in a review, investigation or hearing regarding Synopsys’ employment practices, or otherwise seeking to exercise their legal rights under and federal, state, or local law requiring equal employment opportunity.
1.4 For known limitations of qualified individual applicants or employees with disabilities, reasonable accommodation will be provided, except where the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on operation of the business. Additionally, all job decisions will be made based on valid job requirements.
1.5 Synopsys, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or citizenship status as provided under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
1.6 Synopsys, Inc. is also committed to abiding with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provisions and therefore, 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. Synopsys, Inc.’s employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions are informed and trained to not disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) a 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 Synopsys, Inc.’s legal duty to furnish the information.
1.7 We will work cooperatively with governmental agencies, educational institutions and community action groups concerned with employment opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, or individuals with a disability, as well as with suppliers in sustaining and perpetuating equal employment opportunities.