We are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service and following practices which are free from unfair and unlawful discrimination.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that no applicant or member of staff receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be relevant to performance. It seeks also to ensure that no person is victimised or subjected to any form of bullying or harassment.
We value people as individuals with diverse opinions, cultures, lifestyles and circumstances. All employees are covered by this policy and it applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, selection, training, deployment, career development, and promotion. These areas are monitored, and policies and practices are amended if necessary, to ensure that no unfair or unlawful discrimination, intentional, unintentional, direct or indirect, overt or latent exists.
Equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and compliance with the law is to the benefit of all individuals in our business as it seeks to develop the skills and abilities of its people.
While specific responsibility for eliminating discrimination and providing equality of opportunity lies with managers and supervisors, individuals at all levels have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect.
The personal commitment of every employee to this policy and application of its principles are essential to eliminate discrimination and provide equality throughout the business.
Specific responsibilities relating to equality and diversity are listed below;
The Director(s) are responsible for keeping up to date with relevant legislation relating to equality & diversity and ensuring that business policies and procedures are amended accordingly to comply with the legislation.
They are responsible for ensuring that anyone working for on behalf of D A Languages is given adequate and regular training on equality & diversity and that they understand and abide by the regulation and this policy.
The Risk & Compliance Manager is responsible for implementing and monitoring the equality and diversity policy and, as part of this process, all personnel policies and procedures are administered with the objective of promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating unfair or unlawful discrimination.
The Risk & Compliance Manager also acts as the first point of contact for any queries, concerns or issues relating to equality and diversity within the workplace.
Managers are responsible for advocating equality and diversity within the workplace and ensuring that all employees abide by this policy. They are expected to monitor its use and effectiveness and ensure that their team operate in line with this policy.
Employees are expected to familiarise themselves with this policy and abide by it at all times. All employees are encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions of non-adherence to this policy to the Risk & Compliance Manager at the earliest possible stage. Employees should refer to our whistleblowing policy for more guidance.
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Non-conformance with this policy may result in disciplinary action, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.