Subject to satisfactory provisions, no applicant looking for registration as a candidate or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of sex (including gender reassignment), marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. For candidates, the primary consideration will be the ability to meet the requirements of the selection criteria. For staff it will be the ability to perform the position applied for.
If any person registered as a candidate or appointed as an employee considers that he or she is suffering from unequal treatment on any of the above grounds he or she may make a complaint, which will be dealt with through the complaints procedure.
The Company will take active steps to promote good practice. In particular it will:
- Promote equality of opportunity
- Promote good relations between people of different racial groups, women and men, disabled and non-disabled people
- Have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination on grounds of race, sex, disability, and all other grounds set out in the statement on equal opportunities
- Monitor recruitment and progression of all candidates and staff, paying particular attention to ethnic minority candidates, staff, women, disabled candidates
- Take positive action wherever possible to support this policy and its aims
- Publish this policy widely amongst staff and candidates
The Company will meet all statutory obligations under relevant legislation and, where appropriate, anticipate future legal requirements signalled under EU Directives. The policy will be amended as appropriate to meet the demands of future legislation.