to ensure that all job applicants and employees will receive equal treatment regardless of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins or disability; and to prevent harassment in the workplace. Harassment is particular behavior by one person which another person finds unacceptable or unwelcome and is viewed as a serious issue. This policy is specifically addressed at sexual and racial harassment, harassment on the grounds of disability and bullying.
Examples of harassment:
• Physical contact
• Verbal or non verbal conduct
• Name calling
• Abusive language
• Bullying or intimidation of a general nature or that specifically targeted at someone because of their gender, disability or ethnic origin.
These examples are not exclusive or exhaustive and conduct of a similar nature may be dealt with under this procedure.
All employees have a personal responsibility and duty to ensure the practical application of this policy and to help promote a working environment consistent with a policy of equal opportunity for all employees. Employees have a responsibility to ensure that they do not discriminate against or harass fellow employees, customers or suppliers during the course of their employment. Employees should report any discriminatory action or act or harassment of which they are aware to the Company.
Disciplinary action will be taken against any employee who acts in breach of this policy by discriminating against or harassing another employee.
Consistent application of this policy will assist in the creation of the right environment for the success and it is for each employee to make his or her own contribution to ensure that the success is maintained.
The Management is responsible for the implementation of this policy and ensuring compliance with it. This policy will also be monitored by the Company to judge its effectiveness. If changes are required, the Company will implement them.