As an integral part of UK labour law it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because they have one of the "protected characteristics", which are, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
It is the policy and commitment of Lapidus Association that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, colour, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability or religion.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Lapidus Association is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, colour, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by British law under the Equality Act 2010.
Any employee, board member, volunteer or client who believes that s/he or any other affiliate of Lapidus Association has been discriminated against is strongly encouraged to report this concern promptly to the Chair.
Harassment or intimidation of a client, staff person or guest because of that person’s race, age,colour, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion is specifically prohibited and may be grounds for termination of employment, appointment or association.
Harassment and intimidation includes abusive, foul or threatening language or behaviour.
Lapidus Association is committed to maintaining a working environment that is free of any such harassment and will not tolerate discrimination against staff members, volunteers or agency clients.
Issues of discriminatory treatment, harassment, or intimidation on any of these bases should immediately be reported to the Chair or immediate supervisor and, if substantiated, prompt action will be taken.
For further guidance on the Equality Act, please see:
Code of Practice
Code of Conduct
Dealing with Complaints
This policy will be reviewed every 2 years