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Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Actual Signs believes that all people should be offered an equal opportunity and we encourage, support and value the diversity within society.

Statement of Policy

Our equal opportunity policy states that no employee, client or student should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion. The rights of individuals are protected in the following legal frameworks:
  • The Equal Pay Act 1970
  • The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • The Race Relations Act 1976
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
Definition of Discrimination

People might experience discrimination for various reasons, such as their gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, class, caring responsibilities, sexuality or HIV status.

Actual Signs will not allow direct or indirect discrimination. Actual Signs will not tolerate behaviour which appears to result in discrimination, harassment or bullying.

Direct discrimination: this occurs when one person is treated less favourably than another on grounds relating to sex, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion

Indirect discrimination: this occurs where an employer puts in place requirements, conditions or practices that affect all staff, but as a result an employee or group of employees is affected disproportionately to other groups.

Diversity Policy

Actual Signs as an organisation embraces diversity within the workforce. It is expected that all staff respect their colleagues' differences and treat them fairly and with dignity.

Statement of Policy

It is the policy of Actual Signs that all staff acknowledge, understand and appreciate the differences between individuals. Actual Signs believe that it is vital to develop a workplace that provides a flexible and rewarding environment. In particular, because Actual Signs is a company which specialises in certain aspects of deafness, Actual Signs will take positive action to ensure personal development of deaf people within the organisation.