Equality & Diversity Policy

C-Soars Ltd is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in its own policies, practices and procedures and in those areas in which it has influence. This applies to all aspects of C-Soars Ltd professional dealings with members of staff, clients and third parties. As well as employment aspects, including recruitment and selection, promotion, opportunities for training, benefits, other terms of employment, disciplinary matters, discipline, selection for redundancy and dismissal. C-Soars Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and is fully committed to a policy of treating everyone equally.

C-Soars Ltd will treat everyone fairly and equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect and will not discriminate without lawful cause against any person, nor victimise or harass them on the grounds of their race or racial group, colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, age or disability.

C-Soars Ltd will take such steps and make such adjustments as are necessary in all the circumstances in order to prevent any members of the Company and clients from being placed at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with those who are not disabled.

 

C-Soars Ltd will take all reasonable steps to employ, train and promote employees on the basis of their experience, abilities and qualifications without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.  In this policy, these are known as the “protected characteristics”.

 

C-Soars Ltd will also take all reasonable steps to provide a work environment in which all employees are treated with respect and dignity and that is free from harassment and bullying based upon the protected characteristics. All employees are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with this policy. The Company will not condone or tolerate any form of harassment, whether engaged in by employees or by outside third parties who do business with the Company, such as clients, contractors and suppliers.

All employees have a duty to co-operate with the Company to make sure that this policy is effective in ensuring equal opportunities and in preventing discrimination, harassment or bullying. Action will be taken under the Company’s disciplinary procedure against any employee who is found to have committed an act of improper or unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying or intimidation. Serious breaches of this equality and diversity policy will be treated as potential gross misconduct and could render the employee liable to summary dismissal. Employees should also bear in mind that they can be held personally liable for any act of unlawful discrimination or harassment. Employees who commit serious acts of harassment may also be guilty of a criminal offence.

You should draw the attention of Senior Leadership Team to suspected discriminatory acts or practices or suspected cases of harassment or bullying. You must not victimise or retaliate against an employee who has made allegations or complaints of discrimination or harassment or who has provided information about such discrimination or harassment. Such behaviour will be treated as potential gross misconduct in accordance with the Company’s disciplinary procedure. You should support colleagues who suffer such treatment and are making a complaint.

The Company will also take appropriate action against any third parties who are found to have committed an act of improper or unlawful harassment against its employees.