The Company is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in membership and employment. Specifically, no individual will receive less favourable treatment on the following grounds.
- Marital Status
- Ethnic or National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- HIV Status
- Unrelated Criminal Convictions
- Trade Union Membership
We will not apply arbitrary restrictions in membership, progression, training and development, recruitment or continuity of employment for any of these reasons and we will ensure that nobody is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified.
We will devise and apply policies which are fair and equitable which ensure that entry into, progression and job security within the Company are determined solely by the application of entry/membership criteria, job criteria and personal qualities and competence.
Members and employees at every level must ensure that their actions comply with this policy and must co-operate with any measures introduced to ensure equal opportunity.
Any breach of the Equal Opportunities Policy will be dealt with through the Membership Committee and the Court and may result in termination of membership or disciplinary action and major offences will be regarded very seriously.