So help me, I've just accepted a purchase order from a US… - delta_november
Sep. 7th, 2010
So help me, I've just accepted a purchase order from a US customer with the following term:
"Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999)
(a) "Segregated facilities," as used in this clause, means any waiting rooms, work areas, rest rooms and wash rooms, restaurants and other eating areas, time clocks, locker rooms and other storage or dressing areas, parking lots, drinking fountains, recreation or entertainment areas, transportation, and housing facilities provided for employees, that are segregated by explicit directive or are in fact segregated on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin because of written or oral policies or employee custom. The term does not include separate or single-user rest rooms or necessary dressing or sleeping areas provided to assure privacy between the sexes.
(b) The Contractor agrees that it does not and will not maintain or provide for its employees any segregated facilities at any of its establishments, and that it does not and will not permit its employees to perform their services at any location under its control where segregated facilities are maintained. The Contractor agrees that a breach of this clause is a violation of the Equal Opportunity clause in this contract.
(c) The Contractor shall include this clause in every subcontract and purchase order that is subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this contract. "
Now I have to flow this down to all of my subcontractors. In 2010. In Canada. Words fail me.
I'm sure my machine shop, staffed by people who have lived hard lives in difficult parts of the world, will be reassured by my concern about their drinking fountains.