Equality and Diversity

1.0   Statement of Intent: Purdy Contracts Ltd (The Company) is committed to equality of opportunity, whether or not required by legislation, both as an employer and a service provider.

We are committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience and different cultural perspectives available in a multi-ethnic and diverse society and where people feel that they are respected and valued and can achieve their potential regardless of race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender, disability or age.

We will follow the recommendations and guidance of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in all our employment policies, procedures and practices and in dealing with customers and members of the public.

We will implement a programme of action to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups and prevent unlawful discrimination

We seek to comply fully with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, and all other legislation and various Codes of Practice dealing with the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equal opportunities.

We wish to achieve the objective of employing a workforce that is representative of the qualified resources from which it is drawn and where people from all groups are employed at all levels in the Company.

The Company is committed to actively tackling racial discrimination and promoting equal opportunities and good race relations.

The Company is committed to encouraging, supporting and helping all its staff to reach their full potential.

The Company will work with its Customers and their clients and others to tackle racial discrimination and to encourage and promote good practice in achieving race equality.

The Company is committed to ensuring that its race equality policy and its procedures are followed.This policy is to be made available to our Customers, to Suppliers of goods and services to the Company and to the staff that we, and they, employ.


2.0   Equal Opportunities Policy

The aims of this policy are to ensure that:

• No-one receives less favourable treatment, on grounds of any protected characteristic (including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief, sex and sexual orientation); or is disadvantaged by any conditions, requirements, provisions, criteria, procedures or practices that cannot be justified on any other grounds.

• No-one is victimised for taking action against any form of discrimination or harassment, or instructed or put under pressure to discriminate against, or harass, someone on the above grounds.

• The organisation is free of unwanted conduct that violates the dignity of workers or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, offensive, or humiliating environment.

• Opportunities for employment, training and promotion are equally open to male and female candidates, candidates from all racial groups, candidates with or without disabilities, and candidates of any age, and of any sexual orientation, religion or belief.

• Selection for employment, promotion, transfer, training, and access to benefits, facilities and services, will be fair and equitable, and based solely on merit.

This policy applies to all aspects of employment, from recruitment to dismissal and former workers’ rights.