Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
It is the policy of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or disabled veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, or thereinafter referred collectively as “protected veterans.” It is also the policy of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of their status as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.
Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following activities: (1) Filing a complaint; (2) Assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities; (3) Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by Section 503 or its implementing regulations in this part or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for disabled persons; or (4) Exercising any other right protected by section 503 or its implementing regulations in this part.
As President and CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. I am committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. In order to ensure dissemination and implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout all levels of the company, I have selected Mary Lou Atkins as the AA/EEO Coordinator for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. One of the AA/EEO Coordinator’s duties will be to establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc’s. programs.
In furtherance of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc’s. policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Human Resources department.
Cheryl A. Bachelder
President and Chief Executive Officer
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
As of January 1, 2015