CEDIS Antidiscrimination Policy

CEDIS Antidiscrimination Policy


Policy Statement:

CEDIS is committed to fostering a work and research environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and bias. We believe in the inherent value of diversity and inclusion and are dedicated to creating a culture that respects and embraces the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities of all individuals.


This policy applies to all employees, contractors, interns, volunteers, visitors, and anyone associated with CEDIS, including participants in research studies, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

Prohibited Conduct:

Discrimination, harassment, and bias based on any protected characteristic are strictly prohibited at CEDIS. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Unfair treatment in hiring, promotion, compensation, or other employment-related decisions.
  2. Harassment, including verbal, physical, or visual conduct that creates a hostile or intimidating environment.
  3. Retaliation against individuals who report discrimination, harassment, or bias, or participate in an investigation.


All individuals associated with CEDIS are responsible for promoting a culture of inclusion and reporting any incidents of discrimination, harassment, or bias. Managers and supervisors have a special responsibility to address such issues promptly and effectively.

Reporting Procedure:

Any individual who believes they have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment, or bias should report the incident to their supervisor, manager, or the head of office of CEDIS. Reports can be made in person, in writing, or through CEDIS designated reporting channels.

Investigation Process:

CEDIS will promptly and thoroughly investigate all reports of discrimination, harassment, or bias. The investigation will be conducted impartially, respecting the privacy and confidentiality of all parties involved, to the extent permitted by law.


Any individual found to have engaged in discrimination, harassment, or bias will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include counseling, training, reassignment, suspension, termination, or legal action, depending on the severity and nature of the conduct.

Review and Revision:

CEDIS will periodically review and, if necessary, revise this antidiscrimination policy to ensure its effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws and best practices.

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to this policy, please contact the Head of Office of CEDIS at cedis@novalaw.unl.pt.


We ensure that this policy complies with relevant laws and regulations in our jurisdiction.