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Equalities and Diversity Policy:

Our policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide diversity and equality to all clients, associates and members, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status and social class.

We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

All employees (and associates), whether part time, full time or temporary, will be treated fairly and equally.

Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

In turn, we will seek to encourage all of our members and events groups to make a commitment to a similar work ethic.

All those associated with the delivery of advice and services on behalf of our organisation support this policy and will demonstrate this when working with clients.

Our commitment

Every client is entitled to a working environment which promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.

The commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.

Breaches of our diversity and equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to membership rights being withdrawn. This policy is fully supported by our Board of Directors.


Our policy will be available to view in a designated area of our corporate website.

The policy will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis and approved by our Board of Directors

The law

This policy will be implemented within the framework of the relevant legislation, which includes:
  • Equal Pay Act 1970 (Equal Value Amendment 1984)
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Gender Reassignment Regulations 1999)
  • Race Relations Act 1976
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
  • Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003
  • Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
  • Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
  • Disability Discrimination Act 2005
  • Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006