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Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

M O’Brien (Plant Hire) Ltd is committed to ensuring that existing members of staff, job applicants, or workers are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination. with regard to nine of the protected characteristics as outlined by the Equality Act 2010 which are:

age;
disability;
gender reassignment;
marriage and civil partnership;
pregnancy and maternity;
race (includes colour, nationality and ethnic origins);
religion and or belief;
sex;
sexual orientation;

In addition, existing members of staff, job applicants, or workers are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination with regard to: caring responsibilities, part-time employment, membership or non-membership of a trade union or spent convictions.
• all employment-related policies, practices and procedures are applied impartially and objectively;
• equality of opportunity to all and to provide staff with the opportunity to develop and realize their full potential;
• that M O’ Brien works towards achieving a diverse workforce at all levels
• Those employees of M O’ Brien can work in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

The Equality and Diversity policy provides a clear framework for translating our policy into action. It outlines the responsibilities of the Board, CEO, Executive Team, managers and individuals to comply with the Equality Act 2010. Both management and Trade Union Side are strongly committed to its full and active implementation.
M O’ Brien will not tolerate processes, attitudes and behaviour that amounts to direct discrimination, associative discrimination, discrimination by perception indirect discrimination including harassment (harassment by a third party), victimization and bullying through prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and stereotyping. See Section 11 and Appendix I below for further explanation of these concepts.

M O’ Brien recognizes the importance of monitoring, reviewing and reporting on its equality and diversity policy and practice and to measure progress in meeting our policy statement.

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If you have difficulty reading or need translation please contact us and we can provide a suitable copy on request.

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