Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
At GrassGreener GroupTM we welcome and promote diversity. This policy statement outlines our position in respect of equal opportunities. We aim to keep equality at the centre of our organisation.
This policy applies to all our employees, contractors, consultants (together "staff") candidates, clients, suppliers and visitors to our offices.
GrassGreener aims to ensure that every person who deals with us is treated equally. We define this as giving everyone access to the most appropriate resources, opportunities, development and progression.
Our policy at GrassGreener is that no person should be discriminated against or feel harassed in the course of their employment or dealings with us. Everyone should be treated on their merits. In addition, everyone should behave fairly with consideration for others.
We regularly review and develop our processes, procedures and practices to reflect changing policy and learning.
This policy addresses our commitment to equal opportunities both in the context of our status as an employer and as a recruitment consultant.
This policy refers to all forms of discrimination, whether direct or indirect on the grounds of gender, ethnic or national origin, culture, colour, religion, age, part-time status, physical ability, sexual orientation or Trade Union affiliation. We will take appropriate steps to accommodate the requirements of our staff's religions, cultures, domestic responsibilities and disabilities.
We have prepared this equal opportunities policy to help us to:
- provide an environment that creates fair and equal opportunities for all staff, clients and candidates;
- consider the experience, talents and skills available when employment or development opportunities arise;
- ensure fair treatment for all staff and all candidates who apply to us;
- attract, develop and retain talented candidates for us and our clients;
- avoid unlawful or unfair discrimination.
Implementing This Policy
Our directors have overall responsibility for the effective operation of our equal opportunities policy. Those working at management level have a specific responsibility to set an appropriate standard of behaviour to lead by example and to ensure that those they manage adhere to this policy.
All our employees are responsible for ensuring that they promote equal opportunities in their actions and are responsible for ensuring the success of this policy.
[If you believe that you may have been discriminated against you are encouraged to raise the matter through our Grievance Procedure or by notifying [senior manager].
Allegations regarding potential breaches of this policy will be treated in confidence and will be investigated in detail.]
Any member of staff who is found to have committed acts of discrimination or harassment will be subject to disciplinary action. Such behaviour may constitute gross misconduct and, as such, may result in summary dismissal. We always take a strict approach to serious breaches of this policy.
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly, please notify the company executive chairman giving full details of how you have been treated unfairly.
We will continue to review the effectiveness of this policy to ensure it is achieving its objectives.