Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft
Microsoft believes that a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to better products and services for our customers. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities and marketplace, the ability to leverage different perspectives for innovation and problem solving becomes increasingly important. Diversity and inclusion are foundational to a One Microsoft culture, fueling our business growth by allowing us to attract, retain, and develop the best talent from around the world. We address diversity and inclusion through clear, measurable strategies aligned to the priorities of the Microsoft CEO and senior leadership team.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
Microsoft maintains a work environment free from discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and respect. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling Microsoft's commitment to equal employment opportunity. Microsoft does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational programs, and discipline. In addition, it is the policy of Microsoft to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances where a particular employee works. For more information about reasonable accommodation, visit the Accommodation Request page.
It is the policy of Microsoft to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants who have protected disabilities, including pregnancy-related disability, to the extent required by federal law and any state or local law where a particular employee works. For more information about reasonable accommodation for disability-related limitations, visit the Accommodation Request page. Microsoft also provides reasonable accommodation to enable employees to meet religious obligations or participate in religious activities, to the extent required by applicable law. Examples of accommodation for religious purposes include accommodating dress and grooming practices, modified work schedules, and allowing time off for religious obligations. Employees are encouraged to speak to their managers about religious accommodation needs.