Equal Opportunities Policy
The purpose of the equal opportunities policy is to provide equal opportunities to all in employment irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion, marital status and social class. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All employees, whether part time, full time or temporary, will be treated fairly and equally. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
- Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
- The commitment to equal opportunities in the workplace s good management practice and makes sound business sense.
- Breaches of our equal opportunity policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
- This policy is fully supported by senior management.
- This policy will be implemented within the framework of the relevant legislation, which includes;
- Equal Pay Act 1970 (Equal Value Amendment 1984).
- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
- Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Gender Reassignment Regulations 1999).
- Race Relations Act 1976.
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
- The Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
- The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.