Vigilant aims to ensure no job applicant, current, former employee or worker whether full-time or part-time receives less favourable treatment either directly or indirectly on the grounds of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or age.
The Company’s aim is to appoint, train, develop and promote its employees on the basis of merit and ability. All employees have a duty both morally and legally not to discriminate against individuals. This means that within the context of employment there shall be no discrimination on account of disability, race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status.
Employees are responsible for application of Vigilant’s Equal Opportunities Policy which extends to the treatment of members of public and fellow employees. Line managers and supervisors involved in recruitment, selection, promotion and training of employees and are also responsible for the practical application of Equal Opportunities Policy in all aspect of our business.
Disciplinary action under the disciplinary procedure will be taken against any employee who is found to have committed an act of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory conduct and sexual or racial harassment will be regarded as acts of gross misconduct.
If there is any doubt about appropriate treatment under the Vigilant’s Equal Opportunities Policy, employees should consult their immediate supervisor. Grievance procedure is available to any employee who which to challenge unfair discrimination against them.