Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

  1. Equal opportunities statement

Godolphin Flying Start is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the training provided. You will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

  1. About this policy
    • This policy sets out our approach to equal opportunities and the avoidance of discrimination during your training. It applies to all aspects of training with us, including training, pay and conditions, appraisals, conduct, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of your training.
    • This policy does not form part of your training contract and we may amend it at any time.
  2. Discrimination
    • You must not unlawfully discriminate against or harass other people including current and former trainees, employees, clients, customers, suppliers and visitors. This applies in the training facilities, outside the training facilities (when dealing with customers, suppliers or other training-related contacts, and on externships, trips or events including social events).
    • The following forms of discrimination are prohibited under this policy and are unlawful:
      • Direct discrimination: treating someone less favourably because of a Protected Characteristic.
      • Indirect discrimination: a provision, criterion or practice that applies to everyone but adversely affects people with a particular Protected Characteristic more than others, and is not justified.
      • Harassment: this includes sexual harassment and other unwanted conduct related to a Protected Characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating someone’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. Harassment is dealt with further in our Anti-harassment and Bullying Policy.
      • Victimisation: retaliation against someone who has complained or has supported someone else’s complaint about discrimination or harassment.
      • Disability discrimination: this includes direct and indirect discrimination, any unjustified less favourable treatment because of the effects of a disability, and failure to make reasonable adjustments to alleviate disadvantages caused by a disability.
  1. Disabilities

If you are disabled or become disabled, we encourage you to tell us about your condition so that we can consider what reasonable adjustments or support may be appropriate during the programme.

  1. Breaches of this policy
    • We take a strict approach to breaches of this policy, which will be dealt with in accordance with our Disciplinary Procedure. Serious cases of deliberate discrimination may amount to gross misconduct resulting in dismissal.
    • If you believe that you have suffered discrimination, you can raise the matter through our Grievance Procedure and Dignity Policy. Complaints will be treated in confidence and investigated as appropriate.
    • You must not be victimised or retaliated against for complaining about discrimination. However, making a false allegation deliberately and in bad faith will be treated as misconduct and dealt with under our Disciplinary Procedure.