Cooper Group Ltd recognises and values the complexity and diversity of our society. We are committed to the principle of equality in employment and the provision of goods and services. We acknowledge and adhere to all the relevant legislation, specifically but not exclusively:-
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 – which makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of sex or marital status.
The Race Relations Act 1976 – which makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – which makes it unlawful to unjustifiably discriminate on the basis of disability.
We will also follow and adhere to the Codes of Practice of the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission. And any subsequent or amended legislation that comes into force. Cooper Group Ltd will ensure that in its employment practices and procedures and in the delivery of its services, no job applicant, employee or customer will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or part time status. We will ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant skills and abilities. This policy will be regularly reviewed to ensure it is applied consistently and effectively, the responsibility for this will rest with the Directors. All directors and staff are responsible for the proper implementation of this policy by:- Not discriminating against job applicants, in the delivery of services to customers, in dealings with suppliers or members of the public with whom contact is made in the course of employment.
Not inducing or attempting to induce others to practice unlawful discrimination.
Making employees aware that they will be subjected to disciplinary action for failure to adhere to the policy.
Employees are responsible under this policy to ensure that they:- Do not discriminate against fellow employees, customer, suppliers or members of the public, during the course of their employment with Cooper Group Ltd.
Do not induce or induce other to unlawfully discriminate against fellow employees, customers, suppliers or members of the public.
Report to a Director if they feel any discriminatory actions are being taken.
Employees who commit acts of deliberate discrimination will be liable to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Any employees who commit acts of deliberate discrimination will be liable to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Any employees, customer, suppliers or members of the public who feel they have been discriminated against should report the matter to a Director of Cooper Group Ltd.