VUE Equality Policy
VUE Group is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all employees fairly and equally throughout employment, including in their recruitment and training, their pay and benefits package and any career progression opportunities.
VUE Group is committed to removing any barriers to equality in the workplace and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation.
This policy sets out VUE Group’s approach to promoting Equality of Opportunity with the primary aim of providing equality for all and preventing any form of discrimination. VUE has a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to promoting a positive culture which celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures fairness.
It also sets out the appropriate channels and mechanisms for raising concerns in relation to equality of opportunity and fair treatment in the workplace.
The policy is fully supported by the Directors and all members of the management team.
Scope and Purpose
The purpose of the policy is to:
• provide equality for all
• promote an inclusive and diverse culture
• respect and value the differences of everyone
• prevent discrimination, harassment and victimisation
• promote and foster good relations across the workforce
Who does the policy apply to?
The policy applies to every employee of VUE Group, its contractors, consultants and agency workers.
Our policy is governed by the Equality Act 2010 which makes it unlawful to discriminate in recruitment or employment because of a protected characteristic. The protected characteristics are:
• gender reassignment
• religion or belief
• sexual orientation
• pregnancy and maternity
• marriage and civil partnership
The Equality Act 2010 defines the different types of discrimination that are unlawful. These are:
• Direct Discrimination,
• Indirect Discrimination,
• Perceptive Discrimination,
• Associative Discrimination,
• failure to provide Reasonable Adjustments; and
For more information please refer to the Bullying & Harassment Policy.
VUE Group recognises the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and is committed to attaining a workforce that is representative of the areas it draws on for talent and the customers it serves.
To achieve this, the Company will ensure that job vacancies and opportunities are widely advertised and publicised so that the widest range of candidates can apply. Our aim is to attract job applications and applications for promotion from the best possible candidates regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion/belief or disability.
Managers are reasonably expected to undertake regular mandatory equal opportunities training to help ensure their people practices abide by the Equality Act 2010 whereby all employees are treated with fairness and respect.
Everyone who works for VUE Group including contractors, consultants and agency workers, have a responsibility to ensure that this Equal Opportunities Policy is properly observed and fully complied with.
Any act of discrimination (including harassment) by an employee or third party is viewed very seriously by the Company and should be reported to management or to the HR Team. Unlawful discrimination constitutes a disciplinary offence in respect of which the offender may be summarily dismissed.
The Company takes its obligation to provide an inclusive and diverse workforce very seriously. It will therefore deal with any complaints of discrimination, bullying or harassment promptly and thoroughly.
VUE Group will handle all concerns as respectively and sensitively as possible.