Equal Opportunities Policy
The Directors seek to establish an equal opportunities environment in which individuals are respected.
This policy is to be explained to all who are directly involved in the business and copies provided to any employees or workers who may be engaged and to main suppliers. The document is provided on our website.
No job applicant, employee or free-lance worker is to be discriminated against on grounds of race, colour, nationality, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origins, sex, married status, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, trade union membership, disability or spent criminal convictions.
All decisions relating to advertising, appointments, free-lance work, terms, pay and benefits, advancement, access to training, discipline or dismissals are to be made on merit, job needs or other job-related criteria, which must themselves be non-discriminatory. Reasonable adjustments are to be made to ensure no one is placed at a disadvantage by reason of a disability in any of these circumstances or in any selection processes.
The Directors undertake to familiarise themselves with the steps necessary to avoid discrimination, particularly during allocation of work, recruitment, employment, discipline and dismissal.
Any action that offends the dignity of a person at work, not withstanding that the offence may not have been intended, risks being regarded as harassment. All employees and free-lance workers are to take care over remarks, language, jokes, innuendo, and cultural or religious sensitivities, social signals and physical contact that might offend others.
Complaints under this policy should be raised with the Managing Director who may take advice, adjust their own behaviour, implement counselling or training, or take appropriate disciplinary action. No person who raises a complaint is to suffer detriment as a result of raising the complaint.
This policy will be reviewed regularly to take account of growth in the business and any changes in the law.