We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment and therefore promote equality of opportunity in the recruitment, promotion, appraisal, training and development of our staff and otherwise treat them on a basis of their relative merits and abilities. We are opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or financial reward through direct or indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation to employees or job applicants on the grounds of race, religious beliefs, political opinions, creed, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, marital/parental status, gender, sexual orientation or disability and to any form of less favourable treatment on the grounds of handicap or age (subject to normal retirement conventions).
We recognise our obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act, The Equal Pay Act, Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome, The Race Relations Act and The Codes of Practice published by the Equal opportunities Commission, The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, Gender Reassignment, the Commission for Racial Equality and the European Commission;
For the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of equal opportunity in employment;
For the elimination of discrimination in pay between men and women who do the same work, or work of a similar nature or work of equal value.