Last Reviewed: 16 Jan 2021
Statement of Policy
Barclay Training Services recognises it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all people without discrimination and we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
To this end, the purpose of the Barclay Training Services Equal Opportunities Policy is that:
- We will not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
Barclay Training Services is committed not only to its legal obligations but also to the positive promotion of equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment, as this is good practice and makes business sense.
To this end, Barclay Training Services will:
- Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.
- Make reasonable adjustments within the workplace for those employees who become disabled during employment or for disabled applicants at recruitment.
Barclay Training Services is committed to providing training for managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination.
Barclay Training Services will:
- Encourage all employees to discuss their development and training, career aspirations with their Line Manager.
Grievances and Victimisation
Barclay Training Services will take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.
Responsibility to Learners
Barclay Training Services is committed to providing equal opportunities for all learners to undertake training courses and assessments in line with the Equality Act 2010 and all other applicable regulations and legislation (e.g., Qualification-specific requirements for regulated qualifications, HSE regulations and restrictions). When requested and if possible, we will make sure reasonable adjustments are made for learners with specific needs so they may undertake training and assessments on a fair and equitable basis with all other learners. For to assessment outcomes, special consideration will be given to those who have experienced temporary injury, illness and/or health or well-being issues at the time of assessment. Barclay Training Services will also make sure all learners are given the opportunity to undertake training courses and assessments in an environment that is free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, unlawful discrimination and where dignity and respect for all is actively promoted.