The Company supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and as a Company, opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of nationality, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, marital status, religious beliefs, political opinion, disability or sexual preference. The Company also aims to ensure that no employee is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown as justifiable on these grounds.
The Company believes that it is in the best interest of those who work within it to ensure that the human resources, talents and skills available throughout the community are considered when employment opportunities arise. To this end, within the framework of the law, the organisation is committed wherever practicable, to achieving and maintaining a workforce which broadly reflects the local community in which that part of the business may operate.
It is the duty of every employee of the organisation to accept their personal responsibility for the practical application of the Policy. Every possible step is taken to ensure that all individuals are treated equally and fairly and that all decisions on recruitment, selection, training and promotion are based solely on objective and job-related criteria.
The Company will not tolerate any form of intimidation, harassment or action likely to cause apprehension to any employee or groups of employees or to any applicant for employment. Such behavior will be regarded by the Company as Gross Misconduct and appropriate steps which could lead to dismissal will be taken to deal with it.
The organisation may have certain posts which under the provisions of the Race Relations Act 1976 or the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 carry a Genuine Occupational Qualification. It is anticipated that these posts will be few and the need for exception will always be reviewed at regular intervals should the post become vacant.
The Company will keep records as necessary to allow for the monitoring of the continued effectiveness of this Policy. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Every manager and employee of the organisation has a personal responsibility for the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Policy.
The Equal Opportunity Policy will be applied to the advertisement of all jobs, recruitment and selection, training, conditions of service, pay, career development and every other aspect of employment. The Policy also applies equally to the treatment of our customers / clients. Staff who are involved in recruitment of staff will receive training in the application of this policy.