Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

Penceat Medical Limited promote a policy of equality of opportunity and will strongly discourage discrimination against all employees, patients and visitors.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, the organisation applies the following definitions in the application of the Policy:

 

Protected characteristics

•         age

•         disability

•         gender reassignment

•         marriage and civil partnership

•         pregnancy and maternity

•         race

•         religion or belief

•         sex

•         sexual orientation

 

Penceat Medical Limited are an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and eliminating discrimination against any individual on the grounds of their protected characteristics.

 

We proactively work to address and eradicate health inequalities, as well as barriers to healthcare, which may be faced by specific patient groups. 

 

We will ensure that all employees, contractors, patients and visitors are treated fairly, and that our practice environments are free from discrimination and harassment.

 

Our recruitment policies are designed to ensure that that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relative abilities and merits, and according to the requirements of the job. 

 

We recognise that discrimination can occur in a number of ways, through direct discrimination, discrimination by association, perception discrimination or through indirect discrimination.

 

All our employees are asked to complete training on equality and diversity, to understand how discrimination can occur and how it can be prevented.

 

Any breach of our equal opportunities policy is taken very seriously and may result in further action against the individual involved – whether this is an employee, a contractor a patient or a visitor to our organisation.