Jumbo of Newport
Make the Journey Great!
Purpose of Policy
In order to promote an environment within which the Company can call upon the widest range of knowledge, skills and experience, as well as ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation and codes of practice, we are committed to treating all applicants and employees in the same way regardless of race or colour, nationality or national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sex or marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Persons Affected
All of Jumbo of Newport's employees, assignment employees and temporary workers.
Legal Requirements
There are numerous pieces of legislation supporting the Equal OpportunitesPolicy. These include:
Disability Discrimination Act
Equal Pay Act
Rehabilitation of Offenders
Sex Discrimination Act
Human Rights Act
Employment Act
Race Relations Act
Employment Equality Regulations
Sex Discrimination Burden of Proof Regulations
Company Policy
This policy applies to the advertisement of jobs, recruitment and appointment to them, training, conditions of work, pay and to every other aspect of employment. The policy also applies to the treatment of our customers.
Jumbo of Newport has an open recruitment policy and uses a wide spectrum of different attraction methods e.g. press advertising campaigns, Internet and local bespoke campaigns. Jumbo of Newport will fully utilise Jobcentre Plus and, wherever possible, recruit from the local community.
We shall regularly review the operation of our recruitment, promotion, training and development policies to ensure that no applicant or employee is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
Monitoring
All employees and job applicants will be asked to complete an optional form denoting their sex, race, ethnic origin and any disabilities. The company guarantees that this form will only be used for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of its equal opportunities policy.
Jumbo of Newport is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Our employment policy aims to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of ability and the requirements of the job and that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of race, religion or religious belief, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other grounds which are unjustifiable in terms of equality.
Grievances
If at any time, employees feel they have been treated less favourably than others in relation to equal opportunities, they may use the Harassment procedure for presenting a complaint about the discriminatory conduct.
Reasonable Adjustments
Employees who are disabled, or become disabled in the course of their employment, should inform and may also wish to advise the company, of any reasonable adjustments to their employment or working conditions which they consider would assist them in the performance of their duties. Careful consideration will be given to any proposals of this nature and where reasonable, or reasonably practicable, such adjustments will be made. There may however be circumstances where it will not be reasonable, or reasonably practicable, for the company to accommodate those proposals and where less favourable treatment may be justified in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Responsibilities
The HR Manager for Jumbo of Newport. is responsible for ensuring that the company adheres to Equal Opportunty Policy across the business. All recruitment, promotion, disciplinary and dismissal matters are channelled through the HR Manager. This ensures parity and consistency in dealing with individuals and that as an organisation we adhere to effective equal opportunities practices.