EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIVERSITY POLICY
Scope and Purpose of this Policy
1.1 The Company is committed to promoting and achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, Directors, visitors and job applicants.
1.2 The Company aims to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.
1.3 The Company does not discriminate against staff on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age (the protected characteristics).
1.4 The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff treat students, parents, visitors, suppliers and former staff members,
1.5 All staff have a duty to act in accordance with this policy and treat colleagues with dignity at all times, and not discriminate against or harass other members of staff, regardless of their status.
1.6 This policy is provided for guidance to all members of staff at all offices who are required to familiarise themselves and comply with its contents.
1.7 This Policy applies to all Integrating Solutions Limited employees, whether permanent, temporary, casual, part-time or on fixed-term contracts, to job applicants and to individuals such as agency staff and consultants and volunteers who are not employees but who work at an Integrating Solutions Limited (collectively referred to as “Staff” in this policy).
1.8 All Staff must set an appropriate standard of behaviour, lead by example and ensure that those they manage adhere to the policy and promote the Company’s aims and objectives with regard to equal opportunities. Staff are given appropriate training on equal opportunities awareness and equal opportunities recruitment and selection best practice.