The Bridgetech Group is completely committed to the principle and practical implementation of equal opportunity in employment and we proactively seek out a wide pool of people to work in the business. We encourage equality and diversity among our workforce and network of associates to eliminate any unlawful discrimination.

We recognise and value people’s differences and will assist them to use their talents to reach their full potential.

In accordance with these principles, we will always ensure that recruitment, selection, training, development, redundancy consideration and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, religious or philosophical belief, age, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, maternity or pregnancy, marital status, or being a part-time worker – in accordance with the Equality Act of 2010. 

The objective is to ensure that everyone is treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. It is management’s primary responsibility to successfully meet these objectives by:

·       not discriminating unlawfully in the course of employment against employees or job applicants

·       not inducing or attempting to induce others to practise unlawful discrimination

·       bringing to the attention of employees that they will be subject to disciplinary action for unlawful discrimination of any kind.

You, too, have the responsibility of ensuring that you assist the company in successfully achieving these objectives by:

·       not discriminating unlawfully in the course of employment against fellow employees, customers, suppliers or members of the public with whom you come into contact during the course of your duties

·       not inducing or attempting to induce others to practise unlawful discrimination

·       reporting any unlawful discriminatory action to your line manager.

The company commits to: 

·       Encourage equality and diversity in all working environments 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 contributions are recognised and valued.

·       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 company’s work activities.

·       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.

·       Monitor the make-up of those we contract regarding information such as age, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief and disability in encouraging equality and diversity, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality policy.

Monitoring also includes assessing how the equality policy and any sporting action plan work in practice, reviewing them annually and considering and taking action to address any issues.

We need everyone to support and contribute to this policy, and all employees have an obligation to report any act of unlawful discrimination known to them. 

This policy applies to job applicants, employees, associates, agency temps, students on work experience or placements, contractors and service users.