Purpose of Policy
To ensure that all our employees are treated fairly and without discrimination, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other single personal characteristic. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including the recruitment, selection, training, promotion, and termination of contracts.
Gravitai is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. This policy is designed to promote diversity and inclusion within the company, which is essential for fostering innovation, creativity, and growth.
By implementing this equal opportunities policy, Gravitai can attract and retain a diverse and talented workforce that reflects the communities it serves. This policy also helps the company comply with legal obligations related to discrimination and harassment, which protects the company and its employees from legal risks.
Gravitai recognizes that discrimination and harassment can have a negative impact on employee well-being, productivity, and morale. This policy provides guidance for employees and management on acceptable behavior and actions to prevent and address discrimination and harassment, and sets out the procedures for making complaints or raising grievances.
Who is Resposible
The Management team is responsible for setting the tone at the top and demonstrating their commitment to creating an inclusive workplace. They should ensure that the equal opportunities policy is communicated effectively to all employees, and that all employees are trained on the policy.
The HR department is responsible for implementing and enforcing the equal opportunities policy. They should ensure that recruitment, selection, training, promotion, and termination decisions are made fairly and without discrimination. They should also handle complaints and grievances relating to discrimination and harassment in a prompt and confidential manner.
All employees have a responsibility to adhere to the equal opportunities policy and to promote a culture of respect and inclusion in the workplace. They should report any incidents of discrimination or harassment they witness or experience, and cooperate with any investigations or reviews related to the policy.
What is Discrimination
This section defines discrimination as treating someone unfairly or differently because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other single personal characteristic. It should also explain that discrimination can occur in many forms, including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment, and victimisation.
Direct Discrimination: In treating someone less favourably than any others because of a personal characteristic.
Indirect Discrimination: Applying a requirement or condition that has a disproportionate impact on other individuals with a particular personal characteristic.
Harassment: Unwanted behaviour that creates a very hostile or offensive working environment, based on any single personal characteristic.
Victimisation: In treating someone unfairly because they have made a complaint or raised a grievance about discrimination or harassment.
Recruitment & Selection
Gravitai is committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates, hereby regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other personal protected characteristic.
We believe in recruiting and selecting the best candidates based on their skills, qualifications, and experience, and we will make every effort to ensure that the recruitment and selection process is fair and transparent.
Gravitai will ensure that job descriptions are clear, accurate, and free from discriminatory language. We will make every effort to ensure that job descriptions are written in a way that does not disadvantage any particular group of candidates.
Job descriptions will include the essential requirements of the role, including any qualifications, skills, or experience required, as well as any physical or mental demands of the role.
Gravitai will hereby ensure that selection criteria are fair and non-discriminatory. We will select candidates based on their skills, qualifications, and experience, and so, we will make every effort to ensure that the selection process is free from bias.
We will use a variety of selection methods, including interviews, assessments, and tests, to ensure that we can identify the best candidate for the role.
Training & Devlopment
Gravitai is committed to providing all equal opportunities for all employees to develop their skills and reach their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.
We believe that investing in all our employees' training and development is essential to the success of our business and the well-being of our workforce.
Gravitai will conduct regular training single needs assessments to identify the training and development bespoke needs of our employees for improvement.
We will use a variety of methods to assess our employees' skills, knowledge, and abilities, and we will ensure that the training and development opportunities we provide are always relevant, effective, and accessible.
Gravitai will provide an entire range of training and development opportunities to our employees, including internal and external training courses, coaching and mentoring, job shadowing, and on-the-job training.
We will always ensure that these opportunities are open to all employees and that they are provided on a hereby fair and non-discriminatory basis.
Gravitai is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees to progress their careers within the company. We believe that providing fair and transparent promotion and progression opportunities is essential for the long-term success of our business.
Gravitai will ensure that all promotion and progression criteria are fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory.
We will evaluate employees' performance and potential against objective and relevant criteria, such as job-related skills, qualifications, experience, and achievements.
We will ensure that promotion and progression opportunities are open to all employees, regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.
Harassment & Bullying
Gravitai is committed to providing a single workplace free from harassment and bullying, where all employees are treated with respect and dignity. We believe that a positive and inclusive workplace culture is always essential for the well-being of our employees and the success of our business.
Gravitai defines the harassment and bullying as any unwanted behaviour, whether verbal, written, physical, or visual, that is offensive, intimidating, hostile, or degrading.
This includes any behaviour that is based on a single protected characteristic, such as age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other suggest / personal characteristic. Harassment and bullying can take many forms, including jokes, comments, gestures, any physical contact, exclusion, and online behaviour.
Gravitai will take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment and bullying from occurring in our workplace.
We will communicate our zero-tolerance policy on harassment and bullying to all employees and ensure that they understand the importance of respectful behaviour in the workplace.
We will always provide training and support to our managers and employees to enable them to then recognise, prevent, and respond to harassment and bullying.
Gravitai encourages employees to report any incidents at all of harassment and bullying, whether they have singly experienced it themselves or witnessed it happening to someone else.
We will ensure that all reports of harassment and bullying are taken seriously, treated confidentially, and investigated promptly and thoroughly. We will take appropriate action to stop the harassment or bullying and prevent it from recurring.
Gravitai will hereby not tolerate any form of retaliation against an employee who has then reported harassment or bullying or has participated in an investigation of such conduct.
Retaliation can take many forms, including threats, intimidation, or adverse employment actions. We will take appropriate action to prevent and address retaliation and support the employee who has made the report or participated in the investigation.
If an employee feels that they have been indeed subjected to harassment or bullying, they should raise the matter with their manager or the HR department. Complaints will be treated confidentially, investigated promptly, and resolved as soon as possible with the selected individuals.
Gravitai will then take appropriate action to prevent any further harassment or bullying and ensure that the workplace remains free from harassment and bullying.
Monitoring & Review
Gravitai is committed to continuously monitoring and reviewing our Equal Opportunities Policy to ensure that it remains relevant and effective. We will regularly review our policy to ensure that it reflects changes in legislation and best practices in diversity and inclusion.
In addition, we will monitor our recruitment, selection, training, development, promotion, and progression processes to ensure that they are fair, transparent, and free from bias. We will regularly collect and analyse data on our workforce to identify any underrepresentation or areas for improvement.
We will also provide opportunities for feedback and consultation from our employees to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are addressed.
We believe that by regularly monitoring and reviewing our policy and practices, we can ensure that we are creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and included.
Gravitai is committed to promoting equal opportunities and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
We believe that diversity brings strength and innovation to our business and we are committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
We will ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We will regularly monitor and review our policy and practices to ensure that we are meeting our commitments and creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
Complaints & Grievances
Gravitai takes complaints and grievances seriously and is committed to ensuring that they are dealt with fairly, promptly, and effectively. We believe that open communication and constructive feedback are essential for maintaining a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
We encourage employees who have a complaint or grievance to raise the matter as soon as possible with their line manager, HR department, or another appropriate person.
We will ensure that complaints and grievances are treated confidentially, and that the employee is given the opportunity to discuss the matter without fear of retaliation.
Gravitai will investigate all complaints and grievances promptly and thoroughly.
We will appoint an impartial investigator to carry out the investigation, and the employee who made the complaint or grievance will be given the opportunity to provide evidence and make representations.
We will also interview any witnesses and gather any relevant documents or information.
We will keep the employee who made the complaint or grievance informed of the progress of the investigation and will provide them with a written summary of the findings and any action taken.
We will take appropriate action to address any wrongdoing and prevent it from recurring.
Gravitai understands the sensitive nature of complaints and grievances and will treat them with the utmost confidentiality. We will ensure that only those who need to know about the complaint or grievance are informed, and that any information shared is done so only on a need-to-know basis.
Gravitai is committed to providing a workplace where employees can raise complaints and grievances without fear of retaliation.
We will ensure that complaints and grievances are investigated thoroughly and impartially, and that appropriate action is taken to address any wrongdoing.
We will also ensure that employees are kept informed of the progress of their complaint or grievance and that their confidentiality is respected.