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Equality and Diversity Policy 



This policy sets out ELITE’s approach to equality and diversity.

ELITE is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that

actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and

experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.

ELIETE aims to be an inclusive organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities

throughout employment including in the recruitment, training and development of employees,

and to pro-actively tackling and eliminating discrimination.



At ELITE, we consider that equality means breaking down barriers, eliminating

discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities and access for all groups both in

employment, and to goods and services. We consider diversity to mean celebrating difference

and valuing everyone. Each person is an individual with visible and non-visible differences

and by respecting this everyone can feel valued for their contributions which is beneficial not

only for the individual but for ELITE too. We acknowledge that equality and diversity are not

inter-changeable but inter-dependent. There can be no equality of opportunity if difference is

not valued and harnessed.



The rights and obligations set out in this policy apply equally to all employees, whether part

time or full time on a substantive or fixed-term contract, and also to associated persons such

as seconders, agency staff, contractors and others employed under a contract of service. You

have personal responsibility for the application of this policy. As part of your employee

induction, you are expected to read and familiarise yourself with this policy, ensure that this

policy is properly observed and fully complied with and to complete the declaration below.

This policy is also of particular relevance to directors, line managers and other employees



Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity, equality and

respect for all.

ELITE will not tolerate any acts of unlawful or unfair discrimination (including harassment)

committed against an employee, contractor, job applicant or visitor because of a protected


• sex;

• gender reassignment;

• marriage and civil partnership;

• pregnancy and maternity;

• race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin);

• disability;

• sexual orientation;

• religion and or belief; and

• age.

Discrimination on the basis of work pattern (part-time working, fixed term contract, flexible

working) which is unjustifiable will also not be tolerated.

All employees will be encouraged to develop their skills and fulfil their potential and to take

advantage of training, development and progression opportunities in ELITE.

Selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit will be on the basis of

aptitude and ability.

No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated. If you believe that you may

have suffered discrimination because of any of the above protected characteristics, you

should consider the appropriateness and feasibility of attempted informal resolution by

discussion in the first instance with your line manager or another colleague in a relevant

position of seniority. You may decide in the alternative to raise the matter through ELITE's

Harassment Policy or Grievance Policy.

ELITE Building Support

Allegations regarding potential breaches of this policy will be treated in confidence and

investigated in accordance with the appropriate procedure. ELITE will ensure that individuals

who make such allegations in good faith will not be victimised or treated less favourably by

ELITE as a result. However, false allegations of a breach of this policy which are found to

have been made in bad faith will be dealt with under Monitor's Discipline Policy.

Employees may also be personally liable for any acts of discrimination prohibited by this

policy that they commit, meaning that they can be sued by the victim.

5. When does this policy apply?

This policy applies to all conduct in the workplace and also to conduct outside of the

workplace that is related to your work (e.g. at meetings, social events and social interactions

with colleagues) or which may impact on ELITE’s reputation.

We set out below some specific areas of application:

a) Recruitment Selection for employment at ELITE will be on the basis of aptitude and


b) Training - You may also be required to participate in training and development

activities from time to time, to encourage the promotion of the principles of this policy.

c) Promotion - All promotion decisions will be made on the basis of merit, and will not be

influenced by any of the protected characteristics listed above. Promotion opportunities

will be monitored to ensure equality of opportunity at all levels. Where appropriate, steps

will be taken to identify and remove unnecessary or unjustifiable barriers to promotion.

d) During employment - The benefits, terms and conditions of employment and facilities

available to ELITE employees will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that access is

not restricted by unlawful means and to provide appropriate conditions to meet the

special needs of disadvantaged or under-represented groups.

Simona Suiogan – Director

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