Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy
A C Lloyd (Builders) Ltd is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, religious beliefs, age or sexual orientation.
This Policy aims to remove unfair and discriminatory practices within the Company and to encourage full contribution from its diverse community. The Company is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination.
The Company also aims to provide a service that does not discriminate against its Customers and supply chain in the means by which they can access the services and opportunities provided by the Company. The Company believes that all employees, Customers and suppliers are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity and pledges the following:
- To act to reduce, stop and prevent all forms of unlawful discrimination, whether direct or indirect
- To ensure that recruitment, promotion, training, development, assessment, redundancy and service provision are determined on the basis of capability, qualifications, experience, skills and productivity
- To act to address all forms of unlawful discrimination including gender and marital status, age (except where required by law, e.g. redundancy payments), disability, race, colour, nationality and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
- To apply this Policy in the recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, development and promotion of all employees.
- To offer services and products in a fashion that complies with the spirit of this Policy
The co-operation of all employees is essential for the success of this Policy. However, the ultimate responsibility for achieving the objectives of this Policy, and for ensuring compliance with relevant Legislation and Codes of Practice, lies with the Company. Senior Management is expected to follow this Policy and ensure that all employees, subcontractors and agents act in a way that ensures compliance with it.
Employees may be held independently and individually liable for their discriminatory acts by an Employment Tribunal and ordered to pay compensation to the person who has suffered as a result of discriminatory acts.
In the event that an employee is the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory behaviour, they are required to report this to Senior Management and follow the Company’s grievance procedures.