EQUALITY & DIVERSITY POLICY

This policy applies to T&M Specialists and all its operating members 

POLICY STATEMENT 

  • T&M Specialists recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable and that it is in the interests of the Company and its employees to utilise the skills of the total workforce. It is the aim of the Company to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics). 

  • Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give of their best. 

  • We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment. 

  • All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. 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. 

  • Our staff will not discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass customers or clients because of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in the provision of the Company’s goods and services. 

  • This policy and the associated arrangements shall operate in accordance with statutory requirements. In addition, full account will be taken of any guidance or Codes of Practice issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, any Government Departments, and any other statutory bodies. 

OUR COMMITMENT 

  • To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued. 

  • Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated. 

  • Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff. 

  • To promote equality in the workplace which we believe is good management practice and makes sound business sense. 

  • We will review all our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness. 

  • Breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings. 

  • This policy is fully supported by senior management. 

  • The policy will be monitored and reviewed regularly.