The association is committed to:
a. positive action to promote equality of opportunity in employment; and
b. regularly, comprehensive monitoring of the results of this commitment.
All employees and all personnel involved in training programmes delivered by Hospitality Training will be given equal opportunity in recruitment, in training and in promotion, when applicable, to more senior posts, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
All other policies and practices associated with Hospitality Training's role as an employer must be applied with strict observance to the equal opportunities policy and philosophy. This also applies to training opportunities except in those cases where Hospitality Training intends to take positive action to provide special training for particularly disadvantaged groups.
Hospitality Training will take steps to utilise those statutory provisions that permit special action to be taken to improve recruitment to work where disadvantaged groups are under represented.
Employee are expected to behave in a non-racist and non-sexist way towards both the public and fellow employees. Discrimination, abuse or harassment is not acceptable.
Hospitality Training and all subcontractors thereof must be committed to positively working with a diverse range of learners including those from minority groups.
All employee must strictly adhere to the policy and the procedures and practices complementing it. Any breach of this policy may result in disciplinary procedure being invoked. Where circumstances are appropriate, disciplinary action may result, up to and including dismissal.
This policy has been approved by Hospitality Training in its promotion of equal opportunities under the Equality Act 2010, Employment Act 2002, Employment Relations Act 2004, and the Disabled Persons Employment Act 1944 and 1958.