Company Name: Acet (People Development) Ltd

Registered in England and Wales

Company number: 10059841

Policy Name:

 

Equality and Diversity
Date:

 

22nd June 2016
Version: AP/01

 

Embracing Diversity:

Acet People embraces diversity and aims to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities. We seek to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.

Acet People will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

All employees have an obligation to respect and comply with this policy.

Acet People is committed to providing training for its entire staff in equal opportunities and diversity.

Discrimination:

Under the Act unlawful discrimination occurs in the following circumstances:

Direct discrimination:

Direct discrimination occurs when an individual is treated less favourably because of a protected characteristic. Treating someone less favourably means treating them badly in comparison to others that do not have that protected characteristic.

It is unlawful for to discriminate against a person on the grounds of a protected characteristic:

  • in the terms on which training is offered;
  • by refusing or deliberately omitting to provide any of its services;
  • in the way it provides any of its services.

Direct discrimination can take place even if the individual does not have the protected characteristic but is treated less favourably because it is assumed he or she has the protected characteristic or is associated with someone that has the protected characteristic.

Indirect discrimination:

Indirect discrimination occurs when a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) is applied but this results in people who share a protected characteristic being placed at a disadvantage in comparison to those who do not have the protected characteristic. If the PCP can be objectively justified it will not amount to discrimination.

Harassment:

Under the Act, harassment is defined as unwanted conduct that relates to a protected characteristic which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual.

Acet People is committed to providing an environment free from unlawful harassment and will ensure that employees do not harass any individual.

If an individual believes that they have been unlawfully harassed, they should make an immediate   report to Acet People at info@acetpeople.co.uk followed by a written complaint as soon as possible after the incident.

The details of the complaint should include:

  • Details of the incident
  • Name(s) of the individual(s) involved
  • Name(s) of any witness(es)

Acet People will undertake a thorough investigation of the allegations. If it is concluded that harassment has occurred, remedial action will be taken.

All employees and workers will be expected to comply with Acet People’s policy on harassment in the workplace. Any breach of such a policy will lead to the appropriate disciplinary action.

Disabled persons:

Wherever possible Acet People will make reasonable adjustments to enable service access for disabled employees and course attendees, however, this may not always be feasible, due to circumstances creating such difficulties as to render such adjustments as being beyond what is reasonable in all the circumstances.

Age discrimination:

Acet People will not discriminate directly or indirectly, harass or victimise any person on the grounds of their age.

 

Appendix:

The following person is responsible for managing and maintaining equality and diversity in the business:

Andrew J Carr

Managing Director

Acet (People Development) Ltd

12 Glendale Drive

Guildford

Surrey

GU4 7HX

E: Andrew.carr@acetpeople.co.uk

M: 0777 3394583

 

Acet (People Development) Ltd is registered for VAT in the United Kingdom: 240280543