Avanir provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. Avanir makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual or the identity, appearance or behavior of an individual, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex or birth), gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, pregnancy, age, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition (which includes genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws, ordinances or regulations. The Company also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.