Equal Opportunity Policy
It is the policy of SSM Health to provide equal opportunity for all persons and to prevent discrimination and harassment on the basis of: race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, religious background, sex marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, current or past military status, citizenship, genetic makeup, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and/or our mission and values.
This policy relates to all aspects of employment, including recruitment and selection, training, promotion, job classification, staff development, supervision, transfers, compensation, discipline, assignments, layoff and terminations.
In addition to adhering to appropriate federal, state and local law, SSM Health’s values, which are central to its health mission, call for rigorous pursuit of fairness and equality in employment; and business practices with sensitivity to persons and business owners who have traditionally been disadvantaged.
The responsibility of this policy extends to all managers, employees, and business partners/vendors. SSM Health’s commitment to Equal Opportunity is incorporated into the code of conduct for all managers and employees. Disciplinary action may be taken against those managers or employees who are found to have discriminated against or harassed other managers or employees or our patients or clients.