Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
Sign2Learn believes that all people should be offered an equal opportunity and we encourage, support and value the diversity within society.
Statement of Policy
It is the policy of Sign2Learn that no contractor or client receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion.
The rights of individuals are protected in the following legal frameworks:
- The Equal Pay Act 1970
- The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
- The Race Relations Act 1976
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- The Human Rights Act 1998
- The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
Definition of Discrimination
Sign2Learn recognises that discrimination exists and is opposed to both direct and indirect discrimination. Sign2Learn will not tolerate behaviour in form of discrimination, harassment or bullying.
People might experience discrimination for various reasons such as their gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, class, caring responsibilities, sexuality or HIV status.
Direct discrimination: this occurs when one person is treated less favourably than another on grounds relating to sex, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion
Indirect discrimination: this occurs where an employer puts in place requirements, conditions or practices that affect all staff, but as a result an employee or group of employees is affected disproportionately to other groups
Sign2Learn as an organisation embraces diversity within the workforce. It is expected that all staff respect their colleague's differences and treat them fairly and with dignity.
Statement of Policy
It is the policy of Sign2Learn that staff acknowledge, understand and appreciate the differences between individuals. Sign2Learn believes that it is vital to develop a workplace that enhances peoples value and provides a flexible and rewarding environment.
A diverse workforce
Sign2Learn has a diverse workforce and is able to offer a wide range of resources, skills, ideas and energy, enabling us to provide a competitive edge.
A diverse client base
Sign2Learn is able provide bespoke services to clients, ensuring that where possible clients can identify with the trainers.
Our aim is to ensure that this expectation for tailor-made services and attention to detail is not only met, but maintained, always offering an unbeatable experience for all clients.