The company will not knowingly unlawfully discriminate and is committed to the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment. It requires all employees, irrespective of grade, to abide by and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Code of Practice issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
All aspects of employment are governed by merit, competence, suitability and qualifications. Appointments and promotions will be made on the basis of qualifications, and any or all of the following including attitude, skill, experience and aptitude required for a particular vacancy. No job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment than another based on gender, sexual orientation, marital status, union membership, race, colour, religion, religious belief, national/ethnic origin, age or disability.
Employees, who feel they have been unfairly discriminated against, should follow the grievance procedure to allow the company to investigate and rectify the situation.
Any information disclosed will be treated with sensitivity and in confidence.