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Equal opportunities for temporary staff
Equal Opportunities Policy
Offshore Specialist Appointments (OSA) Ltd (Isle of Man) is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all potential and existing employees, and to all potential and existing candidates.
This commitment means that we do not discriminate in any way against any individual connected in any way to the organisation on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
It also means that we do not tolerate discriminatory practices, behavior or requests by any individual or organisation on whose behalf we act and will request that any such body read and respect this policy.
The aim of this policy will be that individuals will be recruited, selected, retained, trained, developed and promoted purely on the basis of their individual aptitudes, skills, abilities and suitability.
Candidates of OSA will be registered, advised, counseled and forwarded for opportunities purely on the basis of their individual aptitudes, skills, abilities and suitability.
In addition it demonstrates our belief in both the ethical and business principles behind promoting and maintaining equality of opportunity.
It is implemented through our on going commitment to the continuous training and professional development of our staff to ensure that they are fully aware of the damaging implications of discrimination and the positive benefits of promoting equal opportunities.
The policy is maintained through a process of regular review to ensure it continues to meet its legal, ethical and business responsibilities.
OSA requires all staff to uphold the policy at all times and places responsibility on both staff and candidates to report any act of discrimination known to them as soon as possible.
OSA will treat any breach of this policy by its employees as a disciplinary matter and act accordingly. Cases of bullying or harassment will be taken particularly seriously.
The Senior Management of OSA and its employees support this policy.
OSA has based its policy on the following UK legislation, which in certain cases exceeds Manx legal requirements.
- Sex Discrimination Act 1970 & Sex Discrimination Act 1986
- Equal Pay Act 1970
- Race Relations Act 1976
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & Disability Rights Commission Act 1999
- The Employment Agencies Act 1973
- The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 1976
And conforms to the following Isle of Man legislation including the provisions of the Employment Bill 2006:
- Employment Act 1991 (As amended)