Unitemps is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and embracing diversity in all areas of the business. It aims to ensure that all its workplaces and services are free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.
As a signatory to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Diversity Pledge, Unitemps embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in its business activities. The culture of the business reflects this pledge.
Protected Characteristics and Discrimination
Unitemps seeks to treat everyone fairly and ensure that it does not directly or indirectly discriminate (see below) on the basis of any protected characteristics, defined under the Equality Act 2010 as:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Unitemps will also not discriminate on the basis of:
- Political beliefs
- Membership or non-membership of a trade union
- Spent criminal convictions
Unitemps seeks to ensure that its recruitment and selection activities avoid unlawful or unfair discrimination. It will not:
Accept instructions from clients that indicate an intention to discriminate unlawfully
Discriminate unlawfully when advertising jobs, by ensuring that staff are trained to recognise potential discriminatory adverts and that they advise clients of more appropriate wording
Discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate or temporary worker is submitted for an assignment, by ensuring that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the required duties
Discriminate unlawfully in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers
Refuse or deliberately omit to provide services to certain groups of people with protected characteristics
Unitemps recognises that some groups and individuals may experience disadvantage and believes that as an employer and as a service provider, it has a role to play in tackling disadvantage. The company supports clients that wish to take positive action in recruitment and supports disabled candidates who require reasonable adjustments to enable them to apply for jobs and take up assignments.
Unitemps aspires to have a diverse workforce which broadly reflects the composition of the community, recognising that within its staff and clients, there are differences in needs, culture, background, preferences and values. These differences are welcomed for the richness of views, perceptions and experiences they bring to the business, from which everyone can learn. Unitemps is therefore committed to flexibility in its practices to encourage inclusion and support diversity.