EqualOpportunities Policy

Accent Catering Services Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all employment decisions are based on fair and objective criteria. Therefore the organisation has adopted this policy as a means of helping to achieve these aims.

We recognise that discrimination is unacceptable and we are committed to ensuring within the framework of the law that our workplaces are free from unlawful or unfair discrimination. No employee, or job applicant, shall receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, age, colour, creed, religion or belief, ethnic (or natural) origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, union membership, employment or social status, nor will they be disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified, either directly or indirectly.

In promotion of the policy, Accent Catering Services Ltd will meet the statutory requirements of:-

  • The Equality Act (2010)
  • The Employment Rights Act (1996)
  • The Part-time Work Regulations (2000)
  • The Employment Act (2002)
  • The Fixed- time Work Regulations (2002)
  • The Work and Families Act (2006)
  • The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act (1992)

We aim to ensure that our employees achieve their full potential and that all recruitment and employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria.

We all have a responsibility to embrace and support this vision and must continue to challenge behaviour and attitudes that prevent us from achieving this. Using fair, objective and innovative employment practices, our aim is to ensure that:

  • The diversity of all employees is respected and valued
  • All employees have the opportunity to receive fair treatment in an environment free from discrimination and harassment
  • Opportunities for promotion, training, and continued employment are provided to all staff based on merit and ability in relation the role criteria. No employee or job applicant shall be disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the job they applied for or hold.
  • All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
  • No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.

All staff have a duty to act in accordance with this policy and treat colleagues with dignity at all times, and not to discriminate against or harass other members of staff, regardless of their status.

The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff treat visitors, clients, customers, suppliers and former staff members.

Employees not conforming to the above policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures.