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MSF UK's equality and diversity policy

MSF UK is fully committed to developing positive policies to ensure no-one is discriminated or victimised in any way.

Everyone is afforded equal opportunities in recruitment, selection, promotion and training, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership status, age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, religion or belief, race, creed, colour, ethnic and national origins.

The Trustees fully support the achievement of the following objectives:  

a. Ensuring this policy and the Codes of Practice issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission under the Equality Act 2010 are communicated and understood by all employees and are readily available for reference thereafter  

b. Ensuring that the organisation’s policies and procedures are under constant review to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and best practice

c. Ensuring that sources of recruitment are as broadly based as practical, and all relevant media and job adverts are free from any bias or discriminatory comment. Where necessary issuing formal instructions to ensure recruitment, selection, training and promotion policies are known by line managers  

d. That opportunities for promotion, training and career development are free from any form of discrimination or victimisation  

e. Ensuring that positive action is only used in circumstances prescribed under the Equality Act 2010  

f. That pre-employment health questions will only be asked in compliance with the guidelines provided in the Equality Act 2010  

g. Having an open-door policy whereby all comments and suggestions are welcomed in respect of both the organisation’s Equality and Diversity policy and any other policy or practice within the business  

h. Promoting equal pay  

i. Take all reasonable precautions to prevent any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation from taking place, either by acts or omissions by both officers and employees of the organisation as well as third parties, also in line with the Anti-Harassment and Bullying policy  

j. Investigating any complaints with regard to unfair treatment or harassment, ensuring corrective action is implemented which will prevent recurrence

k. The organisation welcomes any information or advice from any employee on any equal opportunities matter. In particular, you are requested to bring to the attention of your line manager any matters or areas where you believe the organisation's equality and diversity policy is not being complied with.  

Discipline and grievance

a. You are reminded that to discriminate is a breach of MSF UK’s Equality and Diversity policy and may be unlawful  

b. Any alleged breach of the equality and diversity policy will normally be dealt with under MSF UK's Disciplinary and Grievance policies. If you believe you have been subjected to any act of discrimination at work, you are strongly encouraged to raise the issue under the organisation’s procedures.