Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
American Bridge UK Limited (ABUK) are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and oppose all forms of unlawful discrimination. Our aim is for our employees to be representative of all sections of the societies we work within and for everyone to feel respected and included in the workplace.
The Equality Act 2010 outlines our legal and ethical responsibilities in terms of ensuring people are treated fairly and inclusively. Under the Act, it is unlawful to discriminate directly or indirectly both in terms of recruitment and employment because of what are defined as “protected characteristics”.
These protected characteristics include:
- gender reassignment,
- marriage and civil partnership,
- pregnancy and maternity,
- religion or belief,
- sex and sexual orientation.
We believe that individuals should be treated on their merits and that employment-related decisions should be based on objective job-related criteria. Our policy of equal opportunities and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between the Company and its employees/potential employees. This includes recruitment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, salaries, employee benefits and in the application of all procedures. This also applies to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on our premises who are employed by temporary agencies and any other persons or companies doing business for or with ABUK.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion includes:
- Ensuring all advertising and recruitment literature reflects our commitment to equal opportunities and ensure selection will be fair and appropriate
- Ensuring our recruitment process does not disadvantage any person with a protected characteristic
- Ensure equal pay is paid for work of equal value
- All Employees will have equal opportunities for promotion and attendance at training courses
- Creating an inclusive environment where employees feel respected and able to voice their opinions
- Operating a zero-tolerance approach to reported or suspected cases of bullying and harassment in the workplace and fully investigating any concerns that arise
We all have a personal responsibility to comply with this policy and to ensure that it is adhered to in our day-to-day work. Breaches of this policy will be taken seriously and are likely to result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
This policy will be reviewed annually or following significant changes.
Published June 2019