Equal Opportunities

 

Equal Opportunities Policy

 

The Abbey Centre Baptist Church and the Abbey Centre Users’ Association are committed to ensuring that all individuals and groups are treated fairly and valued equally. These organisations’ policies will be governed by this commitment in their dealings with their own work force, with volunteers, clients and with all whom they has contacts or dealings.

This equality policy and these principles will apply to all, and the Abbey Centre Baptist Church and the Abbey Centre Users’ Association will do their best to provide an example of good practice to the community at large.

The Abbey Centre Baptist Church and the Abbey Centre Users’ Association will oppose discrimination against any individual or group specifically on the grounds of race, ethnic or national origin, religion or creed, disability or impairment, gender, sexual orientation or marital status, employment status, social class, HIV status, age, dependent-care responsibilities or need, appearance or size, unrelated criminal conviction or on any other unjustified grounds.

No-one, whether customer or employee of the Abbey Centre Baptist Church or the Abbey Centre Users’ Association, will receive less favourable treatment or will be disadvantaged by unjustifiable requirements or conditions. Our aim is to eliminate unfair discrimination.

 

The Legal Background for this documents is derived from the following Acts:

1. Equal Pay Act 1970

2. Sex Discrimination Act 1975

3. Race Relations Act 1976

4. Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974/6

5. Disability Discrimination Act 1995