Equality and Diversity
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement.
Danny Sullivan Group Limited (DSG) is committed to eliminating discrimination, promoting diversity and providing equal opportunities, which is demonstrated through our employment policies, procedures and practices. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each person feels respected and able to give their best.
All employees have a duty to co-operate to ensure that this policy is effective to ensure equal opportunities and to prevent discrimination. Disciplinary action will be taken against any employee who breaches this policy and serious breaches will be treated as gross misconduct.
All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
To that end, the purpose of this policy is to provide diversity and equality to all in employment, irrespective of their protected characteristics such as; gender, gender reassignment, race, ethnic origin, pregnancy, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status, civil partnership and social class. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part time, full time or temporary, will be treated fairly, equally and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.
- To ensure DSG activities are of high quality and responsive to our client's needs, ensuring that our employees adequately respond to the needs of our client.
- Every employee is entitled to a working environment which promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
- To ensure that DSG fulfils its legal obligations under the equal opportunities legislation and complies with provisions contained in various Codes of Practice.
- The commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.
- To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued.
- Breaches of our diversity and equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
- The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.
Implementation - The responsibility for enforcement of this policy rests with the Managing Director, who will monitor the effectiveness of the policy and associated initiatives. All employees have an obligation to avoid discrimination and promote equal opportunities. The implementations of initiatives in support of the policy are the responsibilities of the Directors and Managers. This Equality Policy will be reviewed annually.
This policy will be implemented within the framework of the relevant legislation, which includes: Equality Act 2010 including:
- The Employment Act 1989;
- The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003;
- The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003;
This covers but is not limited to: Indirect discrimination, Associative discrimination, Perceptive discrimination, Harassment, Harassment by a third party, Victimisation, Positive action, Pre-employment health-related checks, Extension of employment tribunal powers, Equal pay direct discrimination and Pay secrecy.
- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
- Equal Opportunities Commission: Code of Practice
- Department of Education & Employment: Code of Practice
- Commission for Racial Equality: Code of Practice
The successful implementation of the policy relies on all responsibilities being fulfilled with the general aim of continuous improvement through monitoring and an annual review.
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