Discrimination based on racecolorreligionsex (including pregnancysexual orientation, or gender identity), national origindisabilityage (40 or older) or genetic information (including family medical history) is illegal and will not be tolerated.

Discrimination is expressly prohibited while employed or contracted by GBC.  This prohibition extends to all employees, contractors, board members, executives, under GBC employ, to any individual, business or nonprofit contracted by GBC and to any real or virtual property lease, owned or maintained by GBC, herein referred to as “associate” or “associates”. 

Prohibited conduct includes any discriminatory speech, writing or other action that is expressly forbidden by law.

GBC will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them for medical or religious reasons, as required by law.

Individuals may report discrimination to the President, Chief Executive Officer, to a board member and should report discrimination through company’s website at

All associates including employees, contractors, managers, consultants, directors and officers are required, and agree to report discrimination immediately to the GBC President, or through the company’s website.  It is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer to respond appropriately to discrimination immediately or to report it to the GBC President.

In accordance with this policy and applicable law, an associate will be protected from discrimination and retaliation if the associate reports to the President, Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors any good faith concern regarding the organization’s practices or conditions, which the associate has reasonable cause to believe are in violation of any federal, state, or local law, rules or regulations, or which the associate has reasonable cause to believe risk the health or safety of that associate or any other individual.


GBC will promptly investigate each complaint to determine its merits, and the appropriate action to be taken. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent practical and appropriate under the circumstances. If an investigation reveals that unlawful conduct has taken place, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including suspension or discharge.


GBC will not discharge, threaten, discriminate or otherwise retaliate against an associate who submits a good faith complaint to GBC, participates in any investigation, or legal proceeding arising from any such complaint, or on the basis of any other lawful actions of such associate in submitting a good faith report relating to real or perceived unlawful conduct. This statement applies even if an investigation proves that there has been no unlawful activity involving GBC or any of its associates. Associates who are not themselves complainants, but who assist in an investigation relating to unlawful activity, will also be protected from discrimination and retaliation

All complaints received shall be responded to within a timely manner and include the status of a complaint.  Investigative action shall be taken by GBC.  The results of the investigation and any corrective and preventative action taken shall be shared with complainant.

Violation of the GBC policy may result in suspension or discharge and other consequences per rule of law.