While the main responsibility for providing equal opportunity is that of the employer, it is important to make clear that individuals at all level within the company also have responsibilities given that the prevention of discrimination must be a joint task of members of staff and management centrally. All staff must understand and be committed to the implementation of the policy.
The equal opportunities policy applies to all members of staff. It is the responsibility of each Head of Department or Office and all other supervisory staff to actively promote equality of opportunity within their own sphere of responsibility.
Recognise the importance of providing equal opportunities for training, career development and promotion applicable to the differing needs of academic, academic-related, clerical, technical, manual and other staff. It recognises also that training can play an important role in changing procedures and behaviour.
Be committed to developing an efficient monitoring system to ensure the effective implementation of this Policy in respect of the recruitment and management of its staff.
You should include a reference to its commitment to the principle of equal opportunity in job advertisements in the public domain.
Ensure you are committed to the investigation of complaints alleging racial, sexual or other discrimination and to the initiation of action where necessary under its normal disciplinary procedures.