Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

We are committed to inclusive leadership and the principles of the Scottish Business Pledge, this includes a commitment to engaging with our people, paying them fairly and promptly, and providing a flexible supportive workplace.  

Adderley Ltd is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is for our workforce, and contractors, to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for us all to feel respected and able to give their best.

In providing goods and/or services and/or facilities – Adderley Ltd is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.

We will

  • Provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time
  • Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of: 
  1. age
  2. disability
  3. gender reassignment
  4. marriage and civil partnership
  5. pregnancy and maternity
  6. race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
  7. religion or belief
  8. sex
  9. sexual orientation
  • Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in:
  1. pay and benefits
  2. terms and conditions of employment
  3. dealing with grievances and discipline
  4. dismissal
  5. redundancy
  6. leave for parents
  7. requests for flexible working
  8. selection for employment, promotion, training or other development opportunities

Adderley Ltd commits to:

  • Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense
  • Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all are recognised and valued.
  • This commitment includes training directors, and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include us all conducting ourselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.
  • All directors, employees and contractors should understand they, as well as their employer, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the course of their employment, against fellow employees, customers, suppliers and the public.
  • Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation's work activities.
  • Make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
  • Make decisions concerning staff based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act).
  • Review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law.

The equality, diversity and inclusion policy is fully supported by directors 

Mark Adderley

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