Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

The business success of First American Bank is measured by its profitable and responsible growth as well as the personal growth of its employees. It is only able to be achieved by utilizing the abilities of all employees to the fullest potential. We have learned to rely on our counterparts to provide the skills necessary for us to advance. A strong organization is never dependent on any one individual. It is the strength of the fabric created from all our employees that will ensure our continued independence. It is to that independence -- and the benefits that will result for all our employees -- that the ownership of First American is dedicated.

As we continue along this journey, meeting challenges and pursuing opportunities in the banking industry, we must be diligent in our efforts to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals. The effectiveness of the Bank's operations will be maintained only by hiring, compensating, training, promoting and providing fair treatment to all employees and applicants. It is important that we continue our efforts toward maintaining a diversified workforce, because each of us benefits in countless ways from the opportunities to work among peers whose perspectives and experiences differ from our own. A diverse work environment challenges us to explore different solutions - to see a problem from many angles, to explore ideas at a deeper level, to rethink our own premises, and ultimately to achieve the kind of understanding that comes only from testing our own thought processes against those of people with other views.
 
We can expect our work experience to impact our lives in several positive ways - creating opportunities for us to interact with individuals from different backgrounds with different life experiences and developing forms of tolerance and mutual respect on which the health of our civic subsistence depends.
 
I am convinced that a diverse work environment based on merit is vital to our mission in an increasingly interdependent world. To this end we will continue to recruit, promote and retain qualified individuals for our workforce without discrimination.

I ask the First American Bank Family to join me in reaffirming our strong commitment to equal employment opportunity for all First American Bank employees and applicants for employment.

Thomas E. Wells, IV


In order to comply with equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations, First American Bank does not discriminate in any personnel decisions including, but not limited to, the ones shown below. We do not discriminate against an applicant or employee due to race, gender, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected groups covered by Federal, state, or local laws.

REAFFIRMATION OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF FIRST AMERICAN BANK AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

Policy

  • Initial consideration for employment
  • Job placement and assignment of responsibilities
  • Performance evaluations
  • Promotion and advancement
  • Compensation and fringe benefits
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Application of human resource policies and procedures
  • Facility and service accessibility
  • Layoff and recall from a layoff

Disciplinary Actions and Termination

First American Bank will make every effort to provide all employees and applicants for employment a comfortable work environment free from illegal discrimination and harassment. Employees are encouraged to be sensitive to the individual rights of co-workers as well as applicants for employment.

First American Bank will not retaliate, nor will we tolerate retaliation against any individual who uses the internal Employee Complaint Procedure or exercises his/her rights under the law by filing a complaint with a federal, state or local agency or by taking part in an investigation of illegal discrimination.

First American Bank will make every effort to promptly and thoroughly investigate discrimination complaints. If sufficient evidence is found that harassment has occurred, immediate, appropriate corrective action will be taken to eliminate the conduct and prevent it from recurring.

First American Bank fully complies with all employees' rights under the law and does not discourage or obstruct employees from filing a complaint with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Services, the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights or any other applicable agency.

Employees of and applicants to First American Bank will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisting in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights related to any Federal, State, or local law regarding EEO for qualified individuals with disabilities or qualified protected veterans. Any employees or applicants who feel that they have been subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because of their disability or status as a qualified protected veteran should contact the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for assistance. 

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
(630) 547-8940
80 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Invitation to Self-Identify

If requested in either the duties of the job or where and how job tasks are performed, it may be necessary for us to make a "reasonable accommodation." First American Bank invites veterans, and individuals with disabilities to discuss with us any work situation that requires a reasonable accommodation. Please be advised that this information will be viewed as strictly confidential and voluntary on the part of the individual. In the event of an emergency, only those with a need to know would be informed.

We invite employees who are disabled or protected veterans and who wish to be included under our Affirmative Action Program to self-identify as such. This self-identification is strictly voluntary and confidential and will not result in retaliation of any sort.

Employee Accessibility

The Executive Vice President of Human Resources monitors accessibility compliance for employees. Any employee in need of reasonable accommodation should contact: 

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
(630) 547-8940
80 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Construction Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers

First American Bank's operations depend to some extent on the provision of support services by construction contractors, vendors and suppliers of goods and services. Contractors, vendors and suppliers are required to adhere to First American Bank's non-discrimination policies.

First American Bank is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment and will take affirmative action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Affirmative Action Program

In furtherance of First American Bank's policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, First American Bank has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures which the company is committed to applying in order to ensure that its policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request, between Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm at the Human Resources department. Any questions should be directed to:

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
(630) 547-8940
80 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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