Diversity

Diversity

Empathia Corporate Diversity Statement

Empathia, Inc. is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievements as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Empathia’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

All Empathia employees have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action.

Equal Opportunity

Empathia, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Empathia’s employment policies and practices will at all times provide equal opportunity. It is our intent that every aspect of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, termination, and all privileges, terms, and conditions of employment will remain free of discrimination.

Client Anti-Discrimination

Empathia, Inc.’s services do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, national origin, color, political affiliation, marital status, sexual preference, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with State and Federal laws.

Empathia provides free aids and services, as needed, to assist with accessing the program effectively, including access to:

  • Qualified sign language and language interpreters;
  • Alternative communication modes such as TDD/TTY, texting, email or encrypted chat; and
  • Select information written in languages other than English;
    EAP materials and forms available in English, Spanish and French. Other languages available, by request; and
  • Member website materials in English and Spanish, with a more limited number available in French.