EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIGNITY AT WORK
The Company is an equal opportunity Employer and is fully committed to a policy of treating all its Employees and job applicants equally.
The Company will take all reasonable steps to employ, train and promote Employees on the basis of their experience, abilities and qualifications without regard to race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.
The Company will also take all reasonable steps to provide a work environment in which all Employees are treated with respect and dignity and that is free of harassment based upon an Employee's race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.
The Company will not condone any form of harassment, whether engaged in by employees or by outside third parties who do business with the Company.
Employees have a duty to co-operate with the Company to ensure that this policy is effective in ensuring equal opportunities and in preventing discrimination or harassment. Action will be taken under the Company's disciplinary procedure against any Employee who is found to have committed an act of improper or unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying or intimidation.
Serious breaches of this equal opportunities and dignity at work statement will be treated as potential gross misconduct and could render the Employee liable to summary dismissal. Employees should also bear in mind that they can be held personally liable as well as, or instead of, the Company for any act of unlawful discrimination.
Employees should draw the attention of their line manager to suspected discriminatory acts or practices or suspected cases of harassment.
Employees must not victimise or retaliate against an Employee who has made allegations or complaints of discrimination or harassment or who has provided information about such discrimination or harassment. Such behaviour will be treated as potential gross misconduct in accordance with the Company's disciplinary procedure.