Equality & Diversity Level 2 - As3
Unit 3: Working or Learning in a Place that Promotes Diversity
1. In relation to your chosen workplace / place of learning, provide examples of policies / codes of conduct that encourage and / or protect equality and diversity.
My chosen workplace to study place a lot of emphasis on complying with Equality and Diversity, they not only have a comprehensive policy setting out their aims and what they wish to achieve with the implementation of the Policy but they have extensive Codes of Conduct for staff and partners to follow.
Their policy sets out what they wish to achieve, examples being:-
The firm are committed to developing a culture which values and respects people from all section of the community and the contribution each individual can make to the work of the firm.
The firm aims to ensure equality and diversity objectives are incorporated and become an integral part of governance, management and the duties of every employee.
The Policy also goes on to provide definitions for staff of different types of discrimination, explaining in very detailed terms exactly what the firm feels falls into each category, these include:-
➢ Bullying & Harassment ➢ Dignity ➢ Prejudice
Further, the Policy also provides how a complaint is dealt with, by whom and the timescales involved.
In terms of the Codes of Conduct every employee is provided with a copy that they must read and retain. The company have implemented a system whereby the final page is signed by the employee and returned to the Equality & Diversity representative so that the company has a record that everyone has seen and read the document.
The Code of Conduct sets out:-
Under Awareness - Staff will be tolerant of individuals needs and cultural differences, help; to provide a pleasant working environment,. Have empathy, support and understandings for individual needs and cultural differences, be receptive and