Employment Policy


The Company will endeavour to promote the employment of disabled people, identifying suitable opportunities wherever possible.

If an existing employee becomes disabled, we will make every reasonable effort to continue to provide suitable employment in the same job or an alternative job.

Non Harassment

The Company recognises that harassment in the workplace, in any form, is unacceptable and in most cases, in also unlawful. We are committed to ensuring that we are able to provide a working environment, which is harmonious and acceptable to all.

It is the duty of each employee to respect the feelings and well being of all their colleagues. What might be acceptable to one person might be upsetting and / or intimidating to another person.

Harassment is any form of unacceptable language or behaviour, which causes the recipient of such actions to be embarrassed, offended, or threatened. It can take many forms and can range from relatively mild banter, to actual physical violence.

The following outlines examples of the type of behaviours which the Company would consider constitutes harassment, for which the perpetrator(s) will be liable for disciplinary action and in serious cases liable to summary dismissal.

  • Coarse, racist or insensitive jokes and pranks
  • Coarse, racist or insensitive comments and appearance or character
  • Display of offensive materials - written or pictorial
  • Deliberate exclusion from work related conversations or activities
  • Unwelcome familiarity or body contact
  • Abusive, insulting, or threatening language
  • Demands or threats to obtain favours, or intimidate
  • Threatened or actual violence
  • The list is not exhaustive.

Race Relations

The Company recognises its obligations set out in the Commission for Racial Equalities Code of Practice in employment, approved by Parliament in 1983 and our statutory obligations under the Race Relations Act 1976.

The Company will not treat one group of people less favourably than others because of their colour, race, nationality or ethnic origin, particularly in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.

We believe that diversity is an essential ingredient of the Brown Matthews culture and that the composition of our staff should ideally reflect that of today's society.

The Company recognises that discrimination or harassment within the workplace of any individual on the grounds of race, nationality, colour, religion or ethnic origin in unacceptable. It is the duty of all staff to accept their personal responsibility in the implementation of this policy.

Any employee who believes that he or she has been unfairly treated in any sense associated with this policy should raise the matter with the Principal.