The purpose of this policy is to provide diversity and equality to all in employment, governance or volunteer roles at HREC irrespective of their gender, gender identity, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status and social class. We oppose all forms of discrimination.
All employees and volunteers, whether part time, full time or temporary, will be treated fairly and equally. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilized to maximize the efficiency of the organization.
Every employee, board member and volunteer is entitled to an environment which promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated. The commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense. Breaches of our diversity and equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings. This policy is fully supported by Board of Directors. This policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.
This policy will be implemented within the framework of relevant law and public policy.