Equality and Diversity Statement
DCS driver training
- DCS driver training recognises that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable. It is the aim of the Company to ensure that no client or prospective client receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in training on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics).
- Our aim is that our company will be truly representative of all sections of society and each client feels respected and able to give of their best.
- We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination or victimisation. To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all service users.
- All service users, regardless of how services are used, will be treated fairly and with respect. All clients will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of DCS will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
- DCS will not discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass customers or clients because of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in the provision of the Company’s goods and services.
- This policy and the associated arrangements shall operate in accordance with statutory requirements. In addition, full account will be taken of any guidance or Codes of Practice issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, any Government Departments, and any other statutory bodies.
- To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our clients are recognised and valued.
- Every client is entitled to a training environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
- Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all clients.
- We will review all our training practices and procedures to ensure fairness.
- Breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and are reportable to licensing authority
- This policy is fully supported by Operator.
- The policy will be monitored and reviewed regularly.
RESPONSIBILITES OF OPERATOR
- Responsibility for ensuring the effective implementation and operation of the arrangements will rest with the Business Owner. All reasonable and practical steps are taken to avoid discrimination.
- Third-party harassment occurs where a DCS driver training employee is harassed, and the harassment is related to a protected characteristic, by third parties such as clients or customers. DCS driver training will not tolerate such actions against it’s staff, and the employee concerned should inform their manager / supervisor at once that this has occurred. The Company will fully investigate and take all reasonable steps to ensure such harassment does not happen again.
RIGHTS OF DISABLED PEOPLE
- The Company attaches particular importance to the needs of disabled people.
- Under the terms of this policy, managers are required to:
- make reasonable adjustment to maintain the services of a client who becomes disabled, for example, training, provision of special equipment, reduced working hours. (NB: Owner is expected to seek advice and guidance from external agencies where appropriate to maintain disabled people in employment);
- include disabled people in training/development programmes;
- Service users have a right to pursue a complaint concerning discrimination or victimisation via the Licensing authority (DVSA).
- The effectiveness of this policy and associated arrangements will be reviewed annually under the direct supervision of the Business Owner.