Structura UK Ltd is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities and aims to establish an inclusive culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. We will support and develop the staff and student populations by providing all with access to facilities, personal and career development opportunities, employment and study on the basis of equality.
Structura UK Ltd is committed to eliminating discrimination and advancing equality on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation1 and to fostering good relations between different groups.
This commitment supports the organisational principles of the company and upholds the ethos of establishing a culture based on dignity, courtesy and respect.
This policy builds upon the foundation of equality legislation and anti-discrimination guidance and strives, not only to comply with legal requirements, but to use these to ensure that Structura UK Ltd endeavours to exemplify best practice.
The company values diversity and recognises that the institution is greatly enhanced by the disparate range of backgrounds, experiences, views, beliefs and cultures represented within its staff populations. The company aims to embrace diversity in all of its activities and proudly acknowledges that variety and difference are intrinsic to the wellbeing and future development of the University.
The Equality and Diversity policy underpins the Mission of Structura UK Ltd and is integral to the success of the company and an employer of choice.
This is an overarching policy designed to outline the fundamental principles of company’s commitment to equality and diversity and will be supported by specific equality policies and action plans.
The policy applies to staff, to all applicants for posts within the company, to all staff employed on a full time or part-time basis, to all staff on permanent or temporary contracts, to agency staff and to sub-contractors undertaking work for Structura UK Ltd.
Under Equality legislation it is unlawful to:
The aim of this policy is to ensure that in carrying out its activities the company will have due regard to:
In the implementation of this policy the company will aim:
Equal opportunities refers to the elimination of unlawful and unfair direct and indirect discrimination of particular groups and promoting equal access, treatment and outcomes that take into account specific needs of individuals.
Diversity – Diversity encompasses visible and non-visible individual differences that includes, but is not limited to, differences protected by anti-discrimination legislation. Appreciating diversity is about valuing differences and recognising that everyone through their unique mixture of skills and experience has their own valuable contribution to make.
It is the aim of Structura UK Ltd that individuals and groups within the institution are not only treated on the basis of equality, but that their diverse contributions to the academic, social and cultural life of the company are recognised and developed.
Roles and Responsibilities:
It is incumbent upon all members of the company to behave with dignity, courtesy and respect and to act in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate at all times.
Role of Staff
Role of Structura UK Ltd Board
Role of Managers
Application of the Policy: Staff Recruitment and Selection
Grading and Promotion
Discipline and Grievance
Training Equality and diversity awareness raising and training will be mandatory for all staff. Information will be provided to all students in order to raise awareness of equality and diversity and the contents of this policy.
This policy is available to download the Structura UK Ltd website at www.structura-uk.com. It will also be available in printed form on request.
Contact: Sue Gleeson – Structura UK Ltd 020 8873 0573 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitoring Statistics will be gathered to monitor equality across all aspects of University processes and will be used to inform future practice.
Confidentiality Any information disclosed to the institution in relation equality and diversity issues will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with legislative requirements.
Breach of Policy Contravention of the Equality and Diversity policy will be treated as a disciplinary matter and offenders will be dealt with under the Structura UK Ltd Disciplinary policy for staff.
Sources of Further Guidance:
Equality Act 2010 Human Rights Act 1998
Equality & Human Rights Commission: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service): http://www.acas.org.uk
1 Under the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics are the grounds upon which discrimination is unlawful. The protected characteristics (section 4) under the Act are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation.