Equal Opportunities Policy

Purpose

Pivotal will meet the provisions and requirements of the various pieces of equal opportunities legislation.  The Company will at all times be mindful of the legal requirements not to discriminate directly, indirectly or through victimisation.  The emphasis of the Company’s approach will be on promoting equality of opportunity and not merely preventing discrimination.

Scope

All employees of Pivotal have a responsibility to comply with the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy and to co-operate with measures introduced to ensure equality of opportunity and prevent discrimination.  Managers and supervisors have a particular responsibility to uphold the Policy.  Ultimate responsibility for implementing and ensuring employees are aware of the contents of the Equal Opportunities Policy rests with the Managing Director.

Policy Statement

Pivotal is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity throughout its workforce and in all of its employment practices. Recruitment, promotion and training in relation to employees and prospective employees will be carried out solely on the basis of merit, ignoring any non-performance related issues.

Pivotal will observe legislative requirements concerning equality of opportunity in place in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.  However, emphasis will be placed on promoting equality of opportunity and not merely preventing discrimination.  In order to ensure the effectiveness of the Equal Opportunities Policy the Company will:

  • Allocate responsibility for the implementation of the policy to a senior manager.
  • Make the policy known to all employees.
  • Keep the policy under review so as to ensure its effectiveness and relevance.
  • Extend equal treatment to employees, potential employees and members of the public regardless of their religious belief, political opinion, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, and race or by virtue of the applicant having a criminal record.
  • Comply with the letter and spirit of the letter and spirit of the Fair Employment & Treatment (NI) Order 1998, the Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (NI) 1999 (as amended) and the Sex Discrimination (NI) Order 1976 (amended 1988) and the Equality Act 2010 (UK) and the Employment Equality Acts 1998 –2011 (ROI)
  • Review periodically its selection criteria and procedures to maintain a system where individuals are selected, promoted and treated solely on the basis of their merits and abilities which are appropriate to the job.
  • Seek to give all employees equal opportunity and encouragement to progress within the company by adopting appropriate affirmative action measures.
  • Distribute and publicise this policy statement throughout the Company and elsewhere as is from time to time deemed appropriate
  • Pivotal firmly believes that the effective implementation of this policy will assist in achieving corporate aims and objectives. Therefore it is in the interests of all employees to observe the requirements of the Policy.