Equality and diversity policy

Dot Dot Dot is committed to equality and diversity

Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity within our workforce and among our property guardians. We aim to be an organisation that is welcoming to people from all sections of society, in which everyone involved feels respected and able to give their best.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that we offer equality and fairness for everyone involved, without discrimination because of age, disability, gender identity and reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, union membership status, sex and sexual orientation.

We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect.

Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

We believe that equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.

Responsibility and resources

Sam Norwood, Dot Dot Dot’s Social Impact Coordinator, is responsible for ensuring that the policy is implemented and Katharine Hibbert, Dot Dot Dot Director, is responsible for ensuring that resources are available to allow us to carry out our goals.

Our policy is to…

…Create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff and everyone we work with are recognised and valued.

…Offer every employee a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all.

…Refuse to tolerate any form of intimidation, bullying or harassment and investigate thoroughly any accusations of this behaviour.

…Ensure that training, development and progression opportunities are available to all

…Review all our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness.

…Regard breaches of our equality policy as misconduct, which could lead to disciplinary proceedings.

… Wherever possible, to take appropriate steps to meet the diverse needs of our staff and guardians.

….Review this policy annually.