Child Labour Employment of children in any form is strictly prohibited. Business partners and suppliers shall employ only those workers, who meet the minimum age criterion of 14 years or legal minimum age for working in any specific country, whichever is greater. Further, workers below 18 years of age should not be employed in hazardous conditions. All applicable laws relating to child labour including employment, wages, working hours, overtime and working conditions shall be complied with. Forced Labour All forms of forced and bonded labour are prohibited including compulsory overtime. Workers should be able to voluntarily end their employment without any restrictions. Any restrictions on employees to voluntarily end their employment, such as excessive notice periods or substantial fines for terminating their employment contracts, are prohibited. Harassment & Abuse Employees should be treated with respect and dignity and should not be subjected to any form of physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation. Discrimination Employees should not be subjected to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion or discipline, on the basis of gender, race, religion, caste, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social or ethnic origin or other status protected by law.