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The Company is therefore committed to a policy and practice which require that entry into employment with the Company and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and by the application of criteria which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post.
Subject to statutory provisions no applicant for employment 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 all employees, ability to meet the requirements of the selection criteria for competitive appointment and the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.
If any employee considers that he or she is suffering from unequal treatment on any of the above grounds in his or her, appointment, or progression through the Company, he or she may make a complaint, which will be dealt with through the agreed procedures for complaints or grievances, as appropriate.
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, between women and men and between 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.
Subject its policies to continuous assessment in order to examine how they affect all under-represented groups, especially ethnic staff, women, and disabled staff, and to identify whether its policies help to achieve equality of opportunity for all these groups, or whether they have an ad-verse impact.
Monitor the recruitment and progress of all staff, paying particular attention to the recruitment and progress of ethnic minority staff, women
Promote an inclusive culture through the development of codes of best practice, policies, and training
Take positive action wherever possible to support this policy and its aims
Publish this policy widely amongst staff
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.