In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at FirstBank will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. FirstBank does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. In addition to a commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, FirstBank has established an affirmative action program to promote opportunities for individuals in certain protected classes throughout the organization. Any employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate Supervisor or the Human Resources Director. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.