It’s important to our company that we be diverse, and that we encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to join the company. We want to be representative of all sections of society, for everyone to feel respected, and to flourish within their roles. We’re committed to eliminating any unlawful discrimination of our employees, potential employees, clients, and customers. Not only is that good practice but it also makes business sense.
You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
This policy sets out our approach to equal opportunities and the avoidance of discrimination at work. It applies to all aspects of employment with us, including recruitment, pay and conditions, training, appraisals, promotion, conduct at work, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment.
Your working environment
We aim to 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 staff are recognised and valued. This includes our virtual workspaces, such as Slack, Github, and our P2s, as well as in-person meetings or telephone conversations.
All staff are responsible for helping us to achieve those aims, and to prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.
Specifically, you must not unlawfully discriminate against or harass other people including current and former employees, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers and visitors. This applies in the workplace, outside the workplace, when dealing with customers, suppliers or other work-related contacts, and on work-related trips or events including social events.
You should understand that you, as well as Human Made, can be held liable for acts discrimination, in the course of your employment. These will be subject to the laws of your country of employment.
We take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, clients, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.
If you believe that you have suffered discrimination you can raise the matter with us in confidence.
Complaints can be raised in accordance with our grievance policy. Complaints of bullying and harassment are covered in more detail in the Bullying & Anti-Harassment Policy.
Breaches of this policy will be dealt with under our disciplinary policy and could amount to gross misconduct, potentially leading to dismissal without notice.
You should be aware that some forms of discrimination, for example harassment, can amount to criminal offences.
Training and development
We will make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all staff, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so can make full use of your talents and that you can develop professionally.
We will monitor the make-up of the workforce 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
If you are disabled or become disabled, we encourage you to tell us about your condition so that we can consider what reasonable adjustments or support may be appropriate.