The J W Muir Group plc is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment, treatment and services available to all employees.
Our policy and practice require that all staff are afforded equal opportunities within employment and that entry into employment and progression within the company will be determined by personal merit and the application of objective, non-discriminatory criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.
In accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of their sex, marital status, pregnancy or maternity leave, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, colour, part time or fixed term status, religion or belief, or disability. To ensure this, all employees responsible for recruitment, interviewing, performance appraisal and career development will receive appropriate guidance, training and clear instructions on equal opportunities.
Company policy will comply with the spirit and general provisions of the legislation and codes of practice on equal opportunities, and will cover all aspects of employment to ensure that the Company has access to the widest labour market and secures the best employees for its needs.
The company will not tolerate any acts or behaviour which might breach these principles. Employees who believe they are being unfairly treated are entitled to raise the matter through the company grievance procedures. All complaints will be fully investigated and breaches of this policy may lead to disciplinary action.
Muir ensures that all employees are aware of our equal opportunities policy and all employees have a duty to respect and comply with its requirements and to assist in ensuring that it is enforced.
Through our comprehensive quality procedures Muir also ensure that Sub -Contractors provide a copy of their Equal opportunities Policy, or assure us of their commitment to equal opportunities principles for inclusion in our Approved Sub-contractor List.
Our equal opportunities policy is issued to and reviewed by managers, supervisors, employees, job applicants, recruitment agencies, job centres and any other sources from which job vacancies are filled.