Equal Opportunities Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

  1. Part-time workers

9.1    The Company will monitor the conditions of service of part-time employees and their progression within the Company to ensure that they are being offered appropriate access to benefits and training and promotion opportunities. We will also ensure requests to alter working hours are dealt with appropriately under our flexible working procedure.

  1. Breaches of the policy

10.1  If you believe that you may have been disadvantaged or harassed on any of the unlawful grounds listed at paragraph 2.1, you are encouraged to raise the matter through the Company’s grievance procedure.

Allegations regarding potential breaches of this policy will be treated in confidence and investigated in accordance with the relevant procedure. Workers who make such allegations in good faith will not be victimised or treated less favourably as a result. False allegations of a breach in this policy which are found to have been made in bad faith will, however, be dealt with under our disciplinary procedure.

10.2  If, after investigation, you are proven to have harassed any other worker on the grounds of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, disability or age or otherwise act in breach of this policy, you will be subject to disciplinary action. In serious cases, such behaviour may constitute gross misconduct and, as such, may result in summary dismissal. The Company will always take a strict approach to serious breaches of this policy.

10.3  As this policy applies equally to the Company workers’ relations with visitors, clients, customers and suppliers, if, after investigation, you are proven to have discriminated against or harassed a client or supplier you will also be subject to disciplinary action.

  1. Monitoring of policy

11.1  We will regularly monitor the effectiveness of this policy to ensure it is achieving the objectives stated in the EOP statement by monitoring the composition of job applicants and the benefits and career progression of its workers.

11.2 The Company is committed to providing relevant training for all staff on their responsibilities and duties under this policy.