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Purple Ruler Equal Opportunities Policy 

Effective Date: 06.04.2021

Last reviewed: 16.01.2024


At Purple Ruler, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees and job applicants are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. This Equal Opportunities Policy outlines our commitment to comply with all applicable UK legislations, including but not limited to the Equality Act 2010, and sets out our expectations for promoting equal opportunities throughout our organization.


Policy Statement


Purple Ruler is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


We aim to create an environment that values and respects the diversity of our workforce and actively promotes an inclusive culture. Discrimination, harassment, or victimization based on any protected characteristic outlined in the Equality Act 2010 will not be tolerated at any level of the organization.


We recognize that equal opportunities extend to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, training, promotion, performance evaluation, and termination. All employment decisions will be made based on merit and the individual's ability to perform their role effectively.




Senior Management: The senior management team at Purple Ruler is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and ensuring that equal opportunities principles are integrated into all policies, procedures, and practices. They will lead by example and actively promote an inclusive culture.


Line Managers: Line managers have a crucial role in implementing and monitoring this policy within their respective teams. They should be knowledgeable about equal opportunities legislation and ensure that their team members are aware of their rights and responsibilities.


Employees: All employees have a responsibility to adhere to this policy, treat each other with respect, and contribute to creating an inclusive work environment. They should report any instances of discrimination, harassment, or victimization to their line manager or the designated HR representative.


Recruitment and Selection


Purple Ruler is committed to attracting and selecting candidates based on their skills, qualifications, and experience, irrespective of protected characteristics. Job advertisements, application forms, and interview processes will be free from any discriminatory language or bias.


Reasonable adjustments will be made during the recruitment process to ensure that applicants with disabilities can participate fully and demonstrate their abilities.


Training and Development


Purple Ruler will provide training and development opportunities to all employees to enhance their skills, knowledge, and career progression, irrespective of protected characteristics. Training programs will be accessible and inclusive, promoting equal opportunities and diversity.


Managers will be trained to identify and challenge any discriminatory behavior, and employees will receive guidance on their rights and responsibilities regarding equal opportunities.


Monitoring and Review


Purple Ruler will regularly monitor and review this policy and its implementation to ensure its effectiveness. Any identified areas for improvement will be addressed promptly.


The organization will collect and analyze anonymized workforce data to assess the impact of this policy and identify any potential disparities. This data will be used to inform decision-making and drive positive change.


This policy will be communicated to all employees and made available to job applicants and other stakeholders as appropriate.


Breaches of the Policy


Any employee found to have breached this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, which could result in disciplinary measures up to and including termination of employment.


Any job applicant or employee who believes they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or victimization should report the incident through the designated grievance procedure. The organization will investigate all complaints promptly, fairly, and confidentially, and take appropriate remedial action if necessary.



By implementing this Equal Opportunities Policy, Purple Ruler aims to create a working environment that celebrates diversity, respects individuals' rights, and ensures equal opportunities for all. We are committed to complying with all applicable UK legislations and promoting a culture of inclusivity throughout our organization. This policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure its effectiveness and make any necessary improvements. Together, we can foster a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and able to thrive.

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