Equal Opportunities Policy

The objective of this policy is to maintain operational standards so that F.I.R.E employees, either directly employed or working under a contract and employee applicants are treated equally irrespective of race, sex, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be relevant to performance. To meet these objectives F.I.R.E will:

  • Treat workers, job applicants, visitors, customers, suppliers, clients and any person within the communities in which it operates with dignity and respect. Unlawful discrimination or harassment in the workplace will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

  • Recognise its legal obligations under The Race Relations Act, The Sex Discrimination Act, The Equal Pay Act and The Disabled Persons Employment Act.

  • Seek to give all employees equal opportunity and encouragement to progress within the organisation.

  • Distribute and publicise this policy statement within the Company and elsewhere as may from time to time be appropriate.

  • Comply with the Code of Practice of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

  • Comply with the Code of Practice of the Commission for Racial Equality.

  • Investigate any complaint of discrimination, victimisation or racial or sexual harassment and take appropriate disciplinary action. All such matters will be treated as private and confidential.

    All employees have a responsibility to accept their personal involvement in the practical application of this policy.

    Harassment includes (but is not limited to) verbal insults or ridicule, graffiti, slogans, racial comments, any unwanted sexual advance made verbally, physically or by gesture, or shunning of individuals, or applying different or unreasonable standards - that, intentionally or not, have the effect of violating a person's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading or offensive environment.

         
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