EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

Childbirth International (“CBI”) supports all its trainers, directors and other representatives (“representatives”) in being able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination. The decisions made by CBI regarding recruitment, promotion, training, termination, and the assignment of a trainer to a student are made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or belief system, age, body size or shape, pregnancy, sexual orientation, biological gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, disability, political ideology, marital status, or genetic information (“discriminatory reasons”).

All representatives of CBI are expected to carry out their duties without harassment or discrimination towards any other CBI representative, or towards any student or graduate. CBI representatives are encouraged to report harassing conduct before it becomes severe or pervasive. Any complaints related to this will be treated seriously, and where the complaint is found to be valid, the CBI representative will be subject to disciplinary action.

CBI will not tolerate any harassment of, or discrimination towards, its representatives. Requests from students to transfer to a new trainer because of discriminatory reasons will not be considered under any circumstances. Complaints of discrimination or harassment will be reported to the Grievance Committee and investigated. In cases where the complaints are confirmed after investigation, appropriate corrective action will be taken which may include:

  • Written warning
  • Suspension from the program
  • Additional requirements to fulfil certification
  • Removal from the program without a refund