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MOSS GROVE DENTAL PRACTICE

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

 

This is the practice policy in respect of discrimination on grounds of sex, race, disability or religion. Moss Grove Dental Practice is committed to working towards equality of opportunity for every member of the team. This policy is one important way of achieving this objective.

 

Please read it carefully. If there is anything you do not understand, please ask Kim Pickering for an explanation.

 

THE POLICY

 

Moss Grove Dental Practice recognises that discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability or religion is harmful and in many cases may be illegal. Through this policy, through training and by example, we wish to demonstrate that we do not tolerate discrimination by anyone working at the practice.

 

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE THE SUBJECT OF

DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT

 

Raise the issue with Sue Pickering in the first instance. If the matter is not  resolved informally then you should submit a written complaint to Sue Pickering.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE WILL DO ABOUT DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT

1.       We will take any allegation seriously. We will listen to your complaint

sympathetically and record it thoroughly.

 

2.       We will adopt this policy, modify it in the light of changes in the law and monitor our performance against it.

 

3.       If you make a complaint or allegation of harassment, the practice will initiate its grievance procedure in your contract of employment. The incident will be

investigated thoroughly. You will be informed of the outcome and you will be kept well informed at every stage. Your complaint may be treated as confidential if you request it to be so, but if you wish us to investigate or take action we will have to involve the alleged perpetrator in the investigation of your complaint, who has a right to give his or her version of the events. We will deal with your complaint as soon as possible and in any event within 20 working days.

 

4.       If you make an allegation of discrimination the practice will initiate its grievance procedure in your contract of employment. Your complaint will be investigated thoroughly and you will be informed of the outcome within twenty working days.

 

5.       An employee breaching this policy will be liable to disciplinary action. Persistent or blatant discrimination or harassment could lead to dismissal.

 

6.       In the event of an allegation of discrimination by a prospective employee, the

incident will be investigated thoroughly and the complainant will be informed of the outcome. The matter will be dealt with as soon as possible and in any event within 20 working days.

 

7.       If you feel that your complaint has not been resolved by the practice, you should contact the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau for advice. Legal redress may also be sought from an employment tribunal and the complaint should be referred to a tribunal within three months (less one day) of the alleged discriminatory act.

 

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