What is Equality & Diversity?
Equality & Diversity policies are intended to prevent discrimination and value diversity in the work place. It is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of someone's sex, sexual orientation, married status, race colour, nationality, ethnic origin religion, beliefs, or because of a disability , pregnancy or childbirth and subsequent maternity leave. It is also unlawful to discriminate against part time workers.
Equality & Diversity Policy Statement of Intent
MCQ is fully committed to eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity and diversity for our staff and learners in line with our strategy. We believe that where equality of opportunity exists, all staff and learners work in a more rewarding and less stressful environment, where prejudice and harassment are not accepted, and one which is more likely to enhance performance and achievement. Accordingly, MCQ will foster a positive attitude and environment towards its employees and customers.
We will seek to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive work and learning environment that respects the dignity of staff and learners and assists everyone to achieve their full potential. We value all our staff and the contribution they can make. We welcome the differences amongst them and believe that those differences give added depth to our work. We aspire to make the greatest possible use of their talent and capabilities and to provide real opportunities for their professional development.
We are strongly committed to providing our learners with equitable access to our service and to our employees, equal advancement opportunities without regard to race, sex colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age marital status, gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity or disability. We are also strongly committed to providing our staff with a workplace free from prejudice and discrimination, where the personal dignity and worth of each individual is appreciated and celebrated.
We recognise that it is the responsibility of every member of our staff to help achieve this inclusive and supportive environment, and to promote good relations between groups by understanding the importance of having respect for diversity.
Where there are instances of activity which may undermine good relations, and to assist staff and learners in maintaining a balance between individual freedoms and expectations of conduct, MCQ has policies in place to address such matters. We will ensure that we comply with all legislation and good practice by introducing, implementing and regularly reviewing policies and procedures. We will aim to review, monitor and implement procedures for compliance with legislation through our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Strategy.