Hales Group Limited is committed to ensuring that all service users, employees & stakeholders will be given equal opportunities, irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or trade union membership. This statement applies to all users of our services, employees and all applicants for employment.
Hales Group is committed to eradicating discrimination and seeks to find a means of dealing with it should it occur. Discrimination can be direct or indirect, and includes harassment and victimisation.
Hales Group will ensure that no user of our services, employee or stakeholder receives less favourable treatment than others on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or trade union membership, in the fields of services, employment and training. Hales aims to select, promote and treat employees on the basis of their relevant qualifications, experience and abilities alone. Fair representation throughout all levels of Hales is a key element in maximising the potential of our services and every individual employee within it.
Care is taken to ensure that information has an equal chance of being relevant to both sexes and in the context of recruitment information does not indicate a preference for one group of applicants with regard to age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or trade union membership. Policies, Selection criteria and procedures are kept under continuous review to ensure complete equality of opportunity.
Harassment is unwanted conduct based on any of the protected characteristics which has the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for men and women. It also includes unwanted conduct of a sexual nature related to gender reassignment or sex, as defined by section 26 of the Equalities Act 2010. Harassment or any form of victimisation (actual or perceived) will not be permitted or condoned by this organisation.
It is the responsibility of every employee, volunteer and user of our services to be familiar with this statement and comply with its terms. It is the responsibility of management to effectively communicate the statement and to ensure that it is fully implemented.