Legislation and Codes of Practice

We will comply and exceed where possible, current national legislation and relevant codes of practice. We will monitor our compliance with this policy and the requirements of relevant underpinning legislation as appropriate.


(a)             All recruitment will be carried out with regard to fairness, equality and consistency for all candidates at all times. Recruitment practices will be inclusive and we will endeavour to ensure there are no barriers to employment of suitable candidates.  We specifically measure the diversity of our workforce as part of the employee application data.

Staff Training

(a)             We will provide our staff with the necessary guidance and training to ensure the effective implementation of this policy and to ensure we are an inclusive employer and service provider.


(a)             Any employee who feels that he or she has grounds for complaint in relation to bullying, discrimination, harassment or victimisation has the right to pursue the complaint through our grievance procedures.

Human Rights

(a)             We will treat all employees fairly and honestly, regardless of where they work. All staff will have agreed terms and conditions in accordance with local law or practice and will be given appropriate job skills training.

(b)             We will pay a fair wage reflecting local markets and conditions. We will always meet any national minimum wage.

(c)             Working hours shall not be excessive. They shall comply with industry guidelines and national standards where they exist.

(d)             We will not employ illegal child labour, forced or bonded labour or condone illegal child labour.

(e)             Employees have the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining. We respect the right of our employees to choose whether or not to join a trade union without influence or interference from management. Furthermore we support the right of our employees to exercise that right through a secret ballot.

(f)              We will negotiate in good faith with the properly elected representatives of our employees.

(g)             We have formal grievance procedures through which staff can raise personal and work related issues.