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Equality and Diversity Policy

 

BODY FUSION ON-FORM SPORTS INJURY CLINIC

 

Company Statement

 

Body Fusion on-Form seeks to achieve an environment in which all are treated equally and in which discrimination is not tolerated. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity regardless of disability, race, religion or belief, gender; sexual orientation, age or any other criteria which is irrelevant. We will treat all current and potential employees, trainees, volunteers, contractors and clients with respect and dignity and establish a culture where diversity is valued. We aim to establish a constructive and positive environment, free from harassment, discrimination and victimisation.   

 

Equal Pay & Conditions

 

This policy relates to all aspects of employment including pay, the advertisement of jobs, recruitment and selection.

 

Convictions

 

Body Fusion on-Form complies with The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 in respect of employment and seeks to ensure that, where appropriate, unrelated criminal convictions do not interfere with individual’s employment application. We will endeavour not to discriminate, however some convictions will be relevant when offering employment or voluntary appointments.  

 

Disability

 

Body Fusion on-Form is committed to promoting access to people with disabilities. (physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special 2, psychological needs and medical conditions) which may have an impact on day-to-day activities,

 

Gender

 

Body Fusion on-Form is committed to ensuring that both female and male staff and clients are given equal consideration; appropriate non-sexist language is used and stereotypical views are challenged. We will not enquire about a person’s marital status.  

 

Gender Reassignment

 

We are also committed to upholding equal rights of Trans-gendered people and will support an employee or client who intends to, or is undergoing or has undergone gender re-assignment.  

 

Race

 

Body Fusion on-Form values cultural diversity and aims to recognise and counter racism and cultural stereotyping in all its forms. We undertaker to examine our practices to ensure that we are offering equality to all, whatever their ethnic origin or heritage and will encourage an ethos of understanding and respect for all cultures.

 

Religion and Belief

 

We will respect the right of individuals to hold their own religious and philosophical beliefs and individuals are expected to respect the views and beliefs of others. The expression of intolerant beliefs and opinions that infringe the rights of others is not acceptable.  

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Body Fusion on-Form is committed to welcoming individuals of all sexual orientations, both employees and clients and will respond sensitively and supportively whenever individuals raise the issue of their sexuality.   

 

This procedure is implemented in the context of the following legislation:  

 

Employment Act 2002

Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Civil Partnerships Act 2005

Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005

Employment Rights Act 1996

Equal Pay Act 1970

National Minimum Wage 1998

Human Rights Act 1998

Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

Sexual Orientation (employment regulations) 2003

Sexual Orientation (goods and Services) 2007

Race Relations Act 1976(as amended by Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Religion and Belief (employment regulations) 2003

Religion and Belief (goods and services) 2007

Gender Recognition Act 2004

Gender Reassignment Regulation 1999

Gender Equality Duty 2007

The Children’s Act 1989/2004

Age Discrimination (employment regulations) 2006  

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY

 

Body Fusion on-Form will ensure that:

 

   * We apply the policies and act within the law.

   * Where appropriate access to comprehensive information, which assists them to plan, implement and monitor actions is available.

   * All policies and procedures are non-discriminatory and anti-oppressive and that monitoring and positive action processes are regularly reviewed.