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Unit N, Dorset Road
Saltley Business Park
Saltley,
Birmingham, B8 1BG

admin@linklineexpress.co.uk
Tel: 0121 327 4936
Fax: 0121 327 3974

Equal Opportunities Policy

Introduction.

Linkline Express Services Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. This means that we will make good faith efforts to comply with the spirit and letter of the equality laws.

We will promote a good and harmonious working environment in which our employees are treated with dignity and respect; we will not discriminate unlawfully against or harass any person on the grounds of –

Sex, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, religious of similar philosophical belief, political opinion, racial group, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We will also endeavour to ensure that our workplace and our employment policies and practices do not unreasonable exclude or disadvantage those of our job applicants and employees who have disabilities. To this end we will comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments that is imposed on us in relation to such persons. We note that a failure to comply with that duty would be an act of unlawful discrimination.

Employees’ rights.

Our employees have the right to work in a good and harmonious environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and to complain about such behaviour should it occur.

We have established an internal grievance procedure to deal with such complaints and we would encourage aggrieved employees to use it. All complaints will be dealt with seriously, promptly and confidentially. Our internal grievance procedure does not replace the right of aggrieved employees to also pursue complaints to an industrial tribunal.

Employees who make complaints of discrimination and harassment, and others who give evidence or information in connection will such complaints, will not be victimised (i.e. they will not be discriminated against or harassed in retaliation for their actions). Victimisation is also discrimination contrary to the equality laws and this policy.

Employees’ responsibilities.

All our employees must comply with this policy. They must treat each other with dignity and respect. They must not themselves commit any acts of unlawful discrimination or harassment against any other person, such as their co-workers, our job applicants or our customers. Such behaviour will not be permitted or condoned. We will treat it as misconduct which may warrant dismissal from employment.

All our employees should discourage discrimination and harassment by making it clear they find such behaviour unacceptable and by supporting co-workers who suffer such treatment. Any employee who is aware of any incident of discrimination and harassment should alert a manager or supervisor to enable us to deal with it.

Employers’ responsibilities.

We will continually make good faith efforts to implement this policy. This responsibility will be carried out by the HR Manager. We will –

  • Provide all employees and managers with a copy of this policy and explain it to them.
  • Ensure that all complaints of discrimination or harassment are dealt with promptly, seriously and confidentially and in accordance with our internal grievance procedure.
  • Set a good example by treating employees with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • Be alert to unacceptable behaviour and will take appropriate action to stop it
  • Monitor all incidents of discrimination and harassment and review the effectiveness of this policy periodically.