Affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy statement


The Jackson Laboratory has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that:

  1. Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  2. All other personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs and recall from layoffs, access to training, education, tuition assistance and social recreation programs are administered without regard to race, religion, color, veteran’s status, national origin, citizenship, sex, age disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  3. Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have: (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity or (4) exercised any other right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

Linette Poirier, Senior Recruiter, has been appointed to take on the responsibilities of EEO Coordinator. The EEO Coordinator is responsible for the day to day implementation and monitoring of this Affirmative Action Plan. As part of that responsibil­ity, the EEO Coordinator will periodically analyze the Laboratory’s personnel actions and their effects to ensure compliance with our equal employment policy.

If you, as one of our employees or as an applicant for employment, have any questions about this policy or would like to be considered under our Affirmative Action Plan, please contact the EEO Coordinator during regular business hours.

I have reviewed and fully endorse our Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity program. In closing, I ask the continued assistance and support of all of the Laboratory’s personnel to attain our objective of equal employment opportunity for all.

Ed Liu

President and CEO

The Jackson Laboratory

This Affirmative Action Program is effective from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.