We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, associates, applicants, visitors, customers, and suppliers.

Employees and associates have a personal responsibility to ensure compliance and this policy applies to all employees regardless of their length of service and is noncontractual.

All our employment decisions are based on merit and our legitimate needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, religion or belief, age or any other ground on which it becomes unlawful to discriminate.

We want our employees and associates to work in an environment that allows them to fulfil their potential without fear of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation. Our commitment to equal opportunities extends to:

  • The recruitment and selection process;
  • Terms of employment including pay, conditions and benefits;
  • Training, performance development, career development and promotion;
  • Work practices, conduct issues, allocation of work, disciplinaries and grievances;
  • Work-related social events;
  • Termination of employment matters after termination, including references.

If an employee believes they have been a victim of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation, they should follow the North Star Grievance Policy. Any breach of equal opportunities or failure to comply with this policy will be taken very seriously and is likely to result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate dismissal.

I am fully committed to the delivery of this policy and will review and update this policy in accordance with our review programme.

Richard Brown

Richard Brown,
Managing Director

11th October 2018, Version 9