ESI is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a working environment free from discrimination, victimisation, harassment and bullying.
It is our policy to treat all job applicants and employees fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, trans-gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, civil partnership status, age or perceived age, race, colour, nationality, national origins, ethnic origin, disability or perception of or association with any of these aspects. This includes compliance with statutory obligations under the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. Through our own experiences, we are committed to being Positive about Disabled People and we have an ongoing commitment to good practice in the employment of people with disabilities.
In all aspects of employment the Company’s aim is to ensure that all applicants, employees and workers receive equal treatment irrespective of their sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, disability or age (“the Protected Characteristics”).
Fixed-term and part-time workers are also protected from being treated less favourably than their permanent full-time counterparts and we are committed to parity of treatment. This policy has been approved by the Company’s management who vigorously endorse the principles of non- discrimination.
Unlawful discrimination, victimisation, harassment and bullying will not be tolerated by ESI and those responsible for any such action or any other breach of this policy may be subject to disciplinary proceedings under the Company’s disciplinary procedure (up to and including summary dismissal) and may also be personally liable for their unlawful conduct.