Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Quality Proofreading (a trading style of PSUK Communications LTD) is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion and eliminating unlawful discrimination.
The aim is for our independent contractor workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each contractor to feel respected and able to give their best.
The organisation – in providing services – is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.
This policy’s purpose is to:
- Provide equality, fairness and respect for all of our independent contractor partners.
- Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in:
- Completely flexible working for contractors.
- Competitive pay for freelance projects.
- Automatic bonuses for high client ratings.
The organisation commits to:
- Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense.
- Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all partners are recognised and valued.This commitment includes training managers and all other contractors about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include contractors conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.
All contractors should understand they, as well as the company, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, against fellow independent contractors, customers, suppliers and the public.
- Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow contractors, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.
- Make decisions concerning contractors being based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act).
- Review contractor practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law.