Insight Optical Training is committed to providing a fair environment in which everyone is treated with dignity and mutual respect. This means sustaining a culture where all individuals are treated equally and on their individual merit that is free from discrimination linked to the protected characteristics of the Equality Act (2010):
Or any combination of these characteristics. This policy also covers those with caring responsibilities and applies to students and employees, as well as anyone carrying out duties on behalf of the company including suppliers.
2. Sensitive Information and monitoring
3. Company Activities
Insight Optical Training shall appoint, train, develop and promote on the basis of merit and ability.
3.1. Recruitment, selection & promotion
Wherever possible, all vacancies will be advertised internally and, if necessary, externally simultaneously. There may be occasions when for business reasons, appointments will be made without following the normal recruitment procedure. This will be the exception rather than the norm.
Wherever possible, more than one person must be involved in the selection interview and recruitment process. Reasons for selection and rejection of applicants for vacancies must be recorded.
Recruitment to all jobs will be strictly on merit, and wherever possible, efforts will be made to identify and remove unnecessary and/or unjustifiable barriers and provide appropriate facilities and conditions of service to meet the special needs of disadvantaged and/or underrepresented groups.
As part of the employee induction process, staff will undertake training in quality, diversity and inclusion. The company will also make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all staff, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
3.3 Inclusive Education Statement
We seek to promote inclusive education which recognises and values diversity so that the diverse learning needs and preferences of individual learners are identified and addressed. We will provide appropriate learning support so that all learners have the opportunity to maximise their learning outcomes. An inclusive approach to education means that each individual learner is valued and that they are treated with dignity and respect. Where a learner makes us aware that additional support is needed, as learning plan can be produced and put into action; thus ensuring that the learner has the opportunity to participate in the learning experience and succeed in formal assessment(s).
This covers a number of areas:
3.4. Our commitments
Insight Optical Training commits to:
4. Taking Action
Insight Optical Training is committed to taking seriously any complaint of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination. Anyone who believes that they have been unfairly treated because of one (or more) of the characteristics listed at the start of this document should discuss their concerns with the relevant person:
|Student||Tutor||Director of Training|
|Employee||Line Manager||Any director|
|Contractor or self-employed carrying out duties on behalf of the company||Director of Training||Any other director|
|Supplier||Director of Operations||Any other director|
Concerns raised will follow the guidelines of our Grievance Policy. If after investigation an individual is deemed to have failed to comply with this policy, then they will be dealt with under our Disciplinary Procedure and may be considered as gross misconduct and could lead to dismissal.
This policy is fully supported by the company directors and will be monitored & reviewed annually to ensure that equality and diversity is continually promoted in the workplace.
The major legislation in the field of equality is: