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Diversity + Inclusion Policy


As of August 2021

Policy Statement

It is Do Gooder’s policy to treat all job applicants, employees, cohort members, clients and suppliers fairly and equally, regardless  of sex, pregnancy, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, civil partnership status, age, race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic origins or disability. We will monitor the composition of our team and beneficiaries to ensure  that this policy is effective.

Through this policy and procedure - and the training and development  of managers and team - we will do all we can to promote good  practice in this area in order to eliminate discrimination and  harassment as far as is reasonably possible.


Procedure

We have a set of values and behaviours that every client, cohort and team member commits to.

  • We are an equal opportunity organisation. Every employee has a  personal responsibility for the implementation of the policy.  Any instance of doubt about the application of the policy, or other questions, should be addressed to Founding Partner Beth Hazon, as should any requests for special training.

  • We will not discriminate on grounds of sex, trans-gender  status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, religion  or beliefs, marital status, civil partnership status, race,  ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origins, disability or age, or any other grounds (whether prohibited by  legislation or otherwise).

  • The non-discrimination principle inherent in this policy  includes the prohibition of discrimination against an individual because they associate with someone of a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, age, etc, for example an employee who is married to someone of a minority ethnic origin or who socialises with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

  • The prohibition on discrimination applies equally to  situations where someone thinks or perceives (whether rightly or wrongly) that a colleague is of a particular race, sexual  orientation, religion, age, sex or that they have a disability, is a trans-gender person, or is pregnant.

  • The policy applies to the process of recruitment and selection (including of beneficiaries), promotion, training, conditions  of work, pay and benefits and to every other aspect of  employment, including general treatment at work and the  processes involved in the termination of employment.

  • The policy applies to job applicants (both internal and  external), all employees and other workers whether full time,  part time, temporary, seasonal or contract, and beneficiaries.

  • Team members should note that the imposition of any provision, criterion or practice which has a disproportionate adverse  impact on someone for a reason related to sex, trans-gender status, race, married status, civil partnership status, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age will be unlawful unless it can be objectively justified. In the event of any query or doubt, Founding Partner Beth Hazon should be consulted.

  • When establishing criteria for recruitment and promotion into vacant posts, the organisation will consider carefully whether  any minimum or maximum number of years of relevant experience  is necessary for effective performance of the job. Such  restrictions will not be imposed unless there is a proper job based reason why they are necessary.

  • The organisation does not operate any compulsory retirement  age, and each employee may choose for him/herself when to stop  working, subject to them continuing to be sufficiently fit to  perform their job to a satisfactory standard.

  • Employees who are disabled or become disabled in the course of  their employment should inform the organisation about their  disability. Management will then arrange to discuss with the  employee what reasonable adjustments to their job or working  conditions or environment might assist them in the performance of their duties. The employee will also be encouraged to  suggest any adjustments that they believe would be helpful.  Careful consideration will be given to any proposals and, where reasonable and reasonably practicable, such adjustments  will be made. There may, however, be circumstances where it  will not be reasonable or reasonably practicable for the  organisation to accommodate proposals put forward by the  employee. 
  • Any member of staff may use the Grievance Policy to complain  about discriminatory conduct. If the matter relates to sexual  or racial harassment or harassment on the basis of disability,  sexual orientation, trans-gender status, religion or belief or  age, then the complaint may be raised directly with Founding Partner Beth Hazon. The organisation is concerned to ensure that staff feel comfortable about raising such complaints. No individual will be penalised for raising such a  complaint unless the substance of the complaint is untrue or  the complaint is made in bad faith, for example out of malice.

  • Where an employee is falsely accused of discriminatory  conduct, then they may implement the organisation's grievance  procedure.

  • Any employee who makes a false accusation of harassment will  be subjected to disciplinary action. In serious cases, such  behaviour may be deemed to constitute gross misconduct and may  result in summary dismissal.

  • All employees, job applicants and beneficiaries will be asked,  on a purely voluntary basis, to complete a form denoting their  sex, race, ethnic origin, age and any disabilities that they  have. The organisation guarantees that the information provided on this form will be used solely for the purpose of  monitoring the effectiveness of its equal opportunities policy.

  • This policy will be monitored on a regular basis by the Directors.  Where there are issues with the way the policy is working,  these will be looked at closely with a view to identifying  measures to improve the effectiveness of the policy.


Responsibilities of Management

Responsibility for ensuring the effective implementation and operation of the arrangements will rest with the Directors. Directors / Managers  will ensure that they and their staff operate within this policy and arrangements, and that all reasonable and practical steps are taken  to avoid discrimination. Each manager will ensure that:

  • all their staff are aware of the policy and the arrangements,  and the reasons for the policy;

  • grievances concerning discrimination are dealt with properly,  fairly and as quickly as possible;

  • proper records are maintained.


Responsibilities of Staff

Responsibility for ensuring that there is no unlawful discrimination  rests with all staff and the attitudes of staff are crucial to the  successful operation of fair employment practices. In particular, all  members of staff should:

  • comply with the policy and arrangements;

  • not discriminate in their day to day activities or induce others  to do so;

  • not victimise, harass or intimidate other staff or groups who  have, or are perceived to have one of the protected  characteristics.

  • ensure no individual is discriminated against or harassed  because of their association with another individual who has a  protected characteristic.

  • inform their manager if they become aware of any discriminatory  practice.


Review

The effectiveness of this policy and associated arrangements will be reviewed annually under the direct supervision of Founding Partner Beth Hazon.


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