Statement on Equal Opportunities
The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd Equal Opportunities Policy
The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd is committed to implementing and promoting equal opportunities.
The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of:
- Sexual orientation or identity
- Ethnic or national origin
- Partnership status or home responsibility
- HIV or AIDS status
- Political or religious belief
- Trade union activity
- Socio-economic background
- Refugee or asylum seeker status
As a provider of a service to the community, The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd accepts the responsibility to promote equal opportunities and challenge discrimination wherever it occurs.
The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd realises that a genuine commitment to equal opportunities must operate on all levels:
- The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd will prevent unfavourable treatment, directly or indirectly, upon individuals from any group facing discrimination in its recruitment and deployment.
- Where discrimination does occur, it will be dealt with through the agreed procedures. This will be achieved by following The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd Equal Opportunities Policy.
- The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd will seek to prevent discrimination and ensure equal representation in the services it provides.
1.1. The Management of The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd have overall responsibility for the effective operation of this policy. However, all staff on temporary or permanent contracts have a duty as part of their involvement with The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd to do everything they can to ensure that the policy works in practice. Those responsible for recruiting for The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd, are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd Opportunities Policy and adhere to it while working for The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd.
1.2. The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd will bring to the attention of all members of staff, the existence of this policy, and will provide such training as is necessary to ensure that the policy is effective and that everyone is aware of it.
1.3. If any member of staff feels that they have been, or are being discriminated against, in any way, they are entitled to pursue the matter with the MD.
1.4. All instances or complaints of discriminatory behavior will be treated seriously.
1.5. Complaints or allegations of an unfounded or malicious nature will also be treated as serious.
1.6. The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd will endeavor to ensure, as far as is practicable, that all the premises it uses have disabled access. When considering new premises, every effort will be made to ensure such premises are fully accessible.
Use of Language
1.7. All staff should avoid and challenge the use of language which, in any way, belittles anyone
1.8. Where the language used has a personal impact on others, and it has been made clear to the person concerned that their use of such language is unwelcome and/or offensive, disciplinary action may be taken if they persist with it.
1.9. All materials used or developed by The Clever Fish Recruitment Ltd will be judged in the light of the promotion of equal opportunities, and those considered to be discriminatory will not be used.
1.10. No worker on a temporary or permanent contract should be subject to sexual harassment.
1.11. This is interpreted as unwanted behavior of a sexual nature including:
- verbal sexual abuse
- physical contact
- repeated remarks which an individual finds offensive
1.12. If it has been made clear to the person concerned that their behavior is unwelcome and they persist with it, then the worker who is the recipient of the behavior will be entitled to make a formal complaint.
It is the responsibility of every individual to eliminate discrimination and to ensure the practical application of this Policy.