It is through our employees that Publicis Groupe gets its work done. That's why it is and always will be our business philosophy to respect the dignity of our employees and value them as individuals. Only by acting with the highest integrity toward our employees will we be able to deliver world-class service to our clients. Fair and nondiscriminatory employment practices are integral to fostering the respect and diversity we value. Publicis Groupe will continue to ensure that managers and employees fully comply with both the express requirement and the spirit of federal, state and local legislation, government regulations and executive orders implementing national equal employment opportunity objectives.
Publicis Groupe will provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, mental or physical disability, religion, color, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era veteran, disabled or other eligible veteran, genetic information or other categories protected by law. This commitment applies to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, transfers, opportunities for advancement including upgrading and promotion, termination of employment including layoffs and recalls and all other working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment.
Publicis Groupe will also provide work environments in which employees are free from harassment or discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or mental or physical disability, or other categories protected by law. No employee will be retaliated against for making a good faith claim of harassment or discrimination. In addition, no employee will be retaliated against for participating in or assisting with an investigation of a claim of harassment or discrimination.