Equality & Diversity Policy Last Reviewed in June 2020
Next Review June 2021
Team Teach Ltd is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion to all on our training courses and all in our employment, and eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination.
The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, trainers and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
The policy’s purpose is to:
Provide equality, fairness and respect for all on our training courses and in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time.
Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working, and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities.
Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion on training courses and in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense.
Create a training environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all are recognised and valued.
Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.
Monitor the make-up of the workforce regarding information such as age, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability in encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Monitoring will also include assessing how the equality, diversity and inclusion policy, and any supporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues.
This policy is fully supported by senior management and agreed by employee representatives.
The Law: This policy will be implemented within the framework of the relevant legislation, which includes:
The Equality Act 2010
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974