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Friday, May 15, 2009

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the Laboratory on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy,1 physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (as defined by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994).2

Laboratory policy also prohibits retaliation against any employee or person seeking employment for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment pursuant to this policy. This policy also prohibits retaliation against a person who assists someone with a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The Laboratory undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans.3

The Laboratory policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws. Inquiries regarding the Laboratory’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Laboratory’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Manager, Kamala Green (x7635). Go to RPM Section 2.01(B).


1. Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

2. Service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.

3. Covered veterans includes veterans with disabilities, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Military, Ground, Naval or Air Service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.