Our Equality and Diversity Policy
We are an equal opportunities employer and actively support human rights and all equality legislation and promote diversity and inclusion throughout the company. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, and to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of who they are and of the part they play in our success.
We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behaviour and our business requirements. We accept our legal obligations under the Equalities Act 2010, which makes it generally unlawful to discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment, employment or after employment on the grounds of:
- Gender Reassignment.
- Marriage & Civil Partnership.
- Pregnancy and Maternity.
- Race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins).
- Sexual orientation.
- Religion or belief.
Upon joining, employees will be informed of our Equality and Diversity policy and that they are obligated to comply with its requirements and promote fairness in the workplace. We expect everyone in our team to adhere to our policy. Any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment will result in disciplinary action being taken, including dismissal for serious cases.
Cultural & Religious events
We recognise that you may wish to take holiday to enable your participation in religious or cultural events. In these circumstances we will endeavour to approve holiday where possible, but ask that holiday is submitted as far in advance as possible.
Should you require support at work to enable participation in religious or cultural events (i.e., fasting, private prayer, meditation, etc.) please speak to your line manager.
Transgender Employees/Gender Reassignment
If you inform us of any changes in your personal circumstances and/or intention to transition, we will discuss any support that may be required and adjustments that we could make to ensure that you are supported.
Your employee records will be updated upon request from yourself though we made need a legal name change for certain records (payroll, pension, etc.).
Employees will be addressed by the name and pronoun that they choose.
If you feel that you have been subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination, please raise this with your line manager immediately. Should you require it, our formal grievance procedures ensure sympathetic handling, and hopefully satisfactory resolution, for all aspects of employee concerns or dissatisfaction.