Our programme is intended to ensure that members of chambers and employees understand their obligations and assist 4KBW in putting its commitment to equal opportunities and diversity into practice.
Chambers aim to treat everyone equally and to ensure that no job applicant, employee, worker, member, client or visitor is discriminated against on the grounds of a protected characteristic. The following are protected characteristics:
In addition, Chambers aims to ensure that no job applicant, employee, worker, member or client is treated less favourably or placed at a disadvantage on the grounds of their part-time status or trade union activities. This applies in the advertisement of jobs, recruitment, appointment, provision of benefits, allocation of training, promotion, disciplinary proceedings, dismissal, conditions of work, pay, giving a reference, the provision of services and every other activity and aspect of employment.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities to our employees, workers, members and clients, and to encouraging diversity in the workplace.
Chambers does not tolerate any unlawful or unfair discrimination and anyone found to be acting in a discriminatory manner will face disciplinary action which could include dismissal. Everyone has a duty to report unlawful or unfair discriminatory behaviour to a member of management. We actively promote equality of opportunity and require everyone to contribute towards achieving this objective.
We believe that treating people with dignity and respect is an important part of realising equal opportunities and diversity, and this programme should be read in conjunction with our harassment policy.
The different types of discrimination are generally defined as follows:
We will not discriminate against people supplying, using or seeking to use the services and/or facilities we provide.