Brookhaven National Laboratory's Equal Opportunity &
Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Our mission to do world-class science is enhanced by having a diverse workforce. Fair treatment and equal opportunity for all employees in an environment free from harassment should be regarded as the Laboratory’s way of doing business. As Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), I reaffirm the Laboratory’s commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

It is BNL's policy to:

  • Provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants.
  • Be proactive in making equal opportunity (EO) at BNL a reality. This includes promotions, pay equity and salary increases.
  • Ensure that every employment decision is free from illegal discrimination and complies with laws prohibiting discrimination as to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law or executive order.
  • Make reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities.
  • Advise employees of their rights to refer violation of these policies to their supervisor, Human Resources, any senior manager or directly to the Diversity Office.
  • Ensure that no person engages in retaliatory behavior, or discriminates against any individual who has filed a complaint, or assists in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or other activity related to the administration of these policies.

With your help, we can continue to be proud of the inclusive environment at the Laboratory. We will recognize individual differences, and utilize these differences, as well as what we have in common, to continue the Laboratory’s reputation as a world-class institution and an exemplary workplace.

Overall, responsibility for directing and implementing these policies has been assigned to Shirley Kendall, Diversity Office Manager, 631-344-3318. Your feedback and contributions are always welcome.

Sam Aronson


January 2011

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Last Modified: April 13, 2011
Please forward all questions about this site to: Shirley Kendall