To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, gender reassignment, marital status (including civil partnerships), race, ethnic origin, social origin, family situation, political, trade union or religious opinions, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age in compliance with the Equality Act 2010. Maxwell Stephens Ltd opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, and all candidates registered with us, will be assessed objectively; selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will always be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees and candidates will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of Maxwell Stephens Ltd will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
Maxwell Stephens Ltd is committed to ensuring that training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff.
Maxwell Stephens Ltd will not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate is submitted for a vacancy; or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for candidates. We will ensure that each is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy.
Maxwell Stephens Ltd will not accept instructions from clients that indicate an intention to discriminate unlawfully.
In compliance with the Equality Act 2010, Maxwell Stephens Ltd will not discriminate unlawfully against a person on the grounds of a protected characteristic. We will accordingly make career opportunities available to all people regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity; and every practical effort will be made to provide for the needs of candidates, clients and staff.
To ensure that we are recruiting on the basis of competence and skill, Maxwell Stephens Ltd will accordingly safeguard that job specifications and adverts focus on the nature of jobs and skills required and avoid using any subjective criteria or language discriminating against any particular group, which may indicate otherwise.