Equal Opportunities Policy

The Walking Theatre Company

Equal Opportunity Policy

 

The Walking Theatre Company recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. This policy sets out the organisation’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruitment and promotion, giving guidance and encouragement to employees at all levels to act fairly and prevent discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, part-time and fixed term contract status, age, sexual orientation or religion.

 

Statement of policy

(a) It is the policy of The Walking Theatre Company to ensure that no freelance contractor or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. The organisation is committed not only to its legal obligations but also to the positive promotion of equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
(b) The organisation recognises that adhering to the Equal Opportunities Policy, combined with relevant employment policies and practices, maximises the effective use of individuals in both the organisation’s and employees´ best interests. The Walking Theatre Company, recognises the great benefits in having a diverse workforce with different backgrounds, solely employed on ability.
(c) The application of recruitment, training, promotion and contractual engagement policies to all individuals will be on the basis of job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits.
(d) All employees of the organisation will be made aware of the provisions of this policy.

Recruitment and promotion

 

Employment

(a) The Walking Theatre Company will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees & freelance contractors, employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.
(b) The Walking Theatre Company will put in place any reasonable measures and/or adjustments within the workplace for those employees who become disabled during employment or for disabled appointees.
(c) All employees & freelance contractors will be considered solely on their merits for career development and promotion with equal opportunities for all.

 

Training

(a) Employees will be provided with appropriate training regardless of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion.
(b) All employees will be encouraged to discuss their career prospects and training needs with their Line Manager or the HR Department.

Grievances and victimisation

(a) The Walking Theatre Company emphasises that discrimination is unacceptable conduct, which may lead to disciplinary action under the organization’s Disciplinary Procedure.
(b) Any complaints of discrimination will be pursued through the organisation’s Grievance Procedure

 

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