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Equal Opportunities Policy

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James Foy Plumbing recognise that everyone has a contribution to make to our society and a right to equal opportunity. No job applicant or employee, member, volunteer or organisation/individual to which we provide services will be discriminated against by us on the grounds of:

  • gender (including sex, marriage, gender re-assignment);
  • race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin); disability;
  • sexual orientation;
  • religion or belief;
  • age.

We aim to promote equal opportunities, eliminate discrimination and eliminate harassment through the following:

  • Opposing all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
  • All employees (whether part-time, full-time or contractors) and beneficiaries will be treated fairly and with respect.
  • Membership will be open to all.
  • All vacancies will be advertised internally and externally simultaneously and will include a statement on equal opportunities.
  • Selection for employment/apprenticeships, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All selection/rejection decisions will be recorded.
  • All employees/volunteers/members will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of individuals will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
  • All employees have a legal and moral obligation not to discriminate and to report incidents of discrimination against any individual or group of individuals to James Foy.

Our commitment:

  • To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff and beneficiaries are recognised and valued.
  • Every employee, contractor and beneficiary is entitled to be part of an environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
  • Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff.
  • Equality is good management practice and makes sound sense.

Breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary/legal proceedings.

  • This policy is fully supported by the management and has been agreed with staff and contractors
  • The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.

The successful implementation of this policy depends on the awareness and commitment of all staff. Hence, all new staff/contractors will be made aware of its existence on joining the company, and reminded they must conform with it on a regular basis.