Equality & Diversity Policy
The Company aims to be an equal opportunities employer and undertakes to apply objective criteria to assess merit. It aims to ensure that no job applicant, employee or worker receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origins, sex, marital status, sexuality, disability, membership or non-membership of trade union, "spent convictions" of ex-offenders, class, age, political or religious belief.
Selection criteria and procedure will be reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. All employees will be given equal opportunities and, where appropriate and possible, special training to enable them to progress within the Company. The Company is committed to a programme of action to make this policy effective, to minimise the possibility of discrimination and find means of combating it whenever it arises.
In order for the Equal Opportunities Policy to be fully effective, the responsibility for ensuring that its terms are adhered to lie with the Chief Executive Officer. It is, however, the responsibility of each Manager and all other supervisory staff actively to promote equality of opportunity within their own programmes and spheres of responsibility.
The Company will inform its employees of their responsibilities and opportunities under the Equal Rights Legislation; will make sure that the Company's Equal Opportunities Policy is known to all staff and applicants; and will provide appropriate training.
The Company will take disciplinary action against employees who are found to infringe its Equal Opportunities Policy.