Equal Opportunities Policy
Celestial recognises that discrimination of any kind is unacceptable and although equality of opportunity has been a longstanding feature of our employment practices and procedure, we have made the decision to adopt a formal equal opportunities policy. We understand as a company that any breaches of the policy will lead to disciplinary proceedings and, if appropriate, disciplinary action.
The aim of our policy is to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We will maintain a neutral working environment in which no employee or worker feels under threat or intimidated.
Our Recruitment Selection
The recruitment and selection process is crucially important to any equal opportunities policy. We will endeavour through appropriate training to ensure that employees making selection and recruitment decisions will not discriminate, whether consciously or unconsciously, in making these decisions.
Promotion and advancement will be made on merit and all decisions relating to this will be made within the overall framework and principles of this policy.
Short listing and interviewing will be carried out by more than one person where possible. Interview questions will be related to the requirements of the job and will not be of a discriminatory nature. Celestial will not disqualify any applicant because he/she is unable to complete an application unassisted unless personal completion of the form is a valid test of the standard of English required for the safe and effective performance of the job.
Training and Promotion
Senior staff will receive training in the application of this policy to ensure that they are aware of its contents and provisions. All promotions will be in line with this policy.