Equal Opportunities & Discrimination Policy.

Policy Statement

Our organisation commits to creating and ensuring a working environment where all employees and job applicants are treated equally and without discrimination. We recognise diversity's value and are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for everyone, irrespective of their background. This commitment covers all employment facets, from job advertisements to terminations, including pay, promotions, training, and service conditions.


This policy is applicable to all employees, contractors, visitors, and job applicants. It governs all employment aspects, ensuring fairness from recruitment to termination.


The policy aims to prevent any form of direct or indirect discrimination, harassment, or victimisation within the workplace, ensuring employment decisions are merit-based, competent, and potential-focused. It also seeks to promote a culture of diversity, equality, and respect within the organisation.


Management is tasked with the policy's implementation, providing leadership, and setting an example for all employees to follow. They must ensure everyone is aware of the policy and the consequences of breaching it. Employees must understand, comply with the policy, respect diversity, and act in ways that promote equality and inclusion. They are also responsible for reporting any discrimination or harassment incidents. Human Resources (HR) is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the policy, providing training and support, and investigating complaints in a sensitive and confidential manner.


The policy dictates that recruitment, selection processes, and job advertisements are designed to attract a diverse range of candidates without unjust discrimination. All employees will have equal access to relevant training and development opportunities. Promotions will be merit-based, focusing on performance and potential, and efforts will be made to create a work environment that respects individual differences and allows all employees to thrive.

Complaints Procedure

Employees feeling discriminated against or witnessing discriminatory practices should raise the issue with their manager or HR. Complaints will be investigated promptly, confidentially, and impartially, with appropriate actions taken against policy violators.

Monitoring and Review

The policy's effectiveness will be monitored and reviewed at least annually, making adjustments to address any issues or changes in legal requirements.

Legal Framework

This policy aligns with relevant national legislation, such as the Equality Act 2010 in the UK, reflecting our organisation's commitment to legal compliance and best practices in equal opportunities and anti-discrimination.

This policy highlights our organisation's commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and discrimination is unequivocally opposed. Through the principles outlined in this policy, we aim to ensure fairness, respect, and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants.