The Company’s aim is to ensure that all of its employees, job applicants and Service Users are treated equally irrespective of disability, race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, age, sex or marital status. This policy sets out instructions that all employees are required to follow in order to ensure that this is achieved.
Policy 1 - There shall be no discrimination on account of disability, race, colour, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, age, sex or marital status.
Policy 2 - The Company shall appoint, train, develop and promote on the basis of merit and ability.
Policy 3 - Employees have personal responsibility for the practical application of the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy, which extends to members of the public and employees.
Policy 4 - Managers and supervisors who are involved in the recruitment, selection, promotion and training of employees have a special responsibility for the practical application of the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
Policy 5 - The Grievance Procedure is available to any employee who believes that he or she may have been unfairly discriminated against.
Policy 6 - Disciplinary action under the Disciplinary Procedure shall be taken against any employee who is found to have committed an act of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory conduct and sexual harassment shall be regarded as gross misconduct.
Policy 7 - If there is any doubt about inappropriate treatment under the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy, employees should consult the Group Manager.