This excerpt taken from the WIN 10-K filed Feb 29, 2008.
4. FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Windstream hires, evaluates, and promotes employees based on their talents, skills and performance. Windstream will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status or any status protected by applicable law.
Windstream unequivocally prohibits all forms of harassment in the workplace. This prohibition applies to all employees, as well as to employees and representatives of Windstreams customers and vendors. Harassment includes behavior - whether in person or by other means, such as e-mail - that is offensive and interferes with an employees work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Harassment may take many forms, including unwanted physical contact, sexual advances, threatening behavior, and demeaning comments, jokes or gestures.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against or harassed, you should report that discrimination or harassment to your supervisor, his or her supervisor, your human resources department representative, the Director of Employee Relations, or the Working with Integrity helpline.
Windstream is committed to maintaining a workplace environment in which everyone is treated with fairness and respect. Windstream values diversity as a societal and organizational advantage and proactively seeks to achieve diversity in its workforce. http://internal.windstream.com/hr/policies
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