Able Lifts is committed to ensuring that it adheres to its equal opportunity policy and all current and prospective employees adhere to it as well.
The statement is written with reference to:
- The Race Relations Act 1976
- The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and 1986
- The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- The Employment Rights Act 1996
- The Equal Pay Act 1970
- The Equal Pay (Amendment Regulations) 1983
- The commission for Racial Equality’s Code of Practice and Employment.
Able Lifts is an equal opportunities employer and the aim of this policy is to ensure that all existing and prospective employees are offered equal opportunities in employment, irrespective of their sex, marital status, age, disability, race, religion, creed or colour.
Able Lifts as an employer seeks to:
- Recruit, train, develop, reward, promote and retain staff in all job areas on their individual merits in relation to the needs of the business, it also seeks to encourage applications from all local areas.
- Ensure an environment for its workforce is free of harassment and intimidation.
- Ensure that all staff are aware of the companies grievance and disciplinary procedures relating to the equal opportunities policy.
- Assist staff to understand and implement this policy and to act within the law, through the provision of training and education.
Any member of staff may use the grievance procedure to complain about discriminatory conduct. The company is concerned to ensure that staff feel able to raise such grievances and no individual will be penalised for raising such a grievance unless it is untrue and made in bad faith.
Any employee who harasses any other employee on the grounds of race, sex or disability will be subject to the Able Lifts disciplinary procedure. In serious cases, such behaviour will be deemed gross misconduct and, as such, will result in summary dismissal in the absence of mitigating circumstances.