# Diversity, equality and dignity at work policy

# Introduction

Agile Collective is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and a great place to work. As a membership and values-led organisation we recognise and embrace the benefits that come from having a diverse workforce and are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly, equitably and with respect. This policy explains our position on equality, diversity, bullying and harassment in the workplace and what you can do if you have concerns about any of these areas.

# Our policy

At Agile Collective, we do not tolerate discrimination, bullying, or harassment of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, unfavourable or unwanted treatment because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married, in a civil partnership, cohabiting, single or other personal relationships.

We treat all employees, prospective employees, members and associates fairly and respectfully and we expect the same in return. If we are concerned that you as an employee have acted inappropriately towards a colleague, member, or business associate we will investigate this using the disciplinary procedure. In some circumstances and if we decide that the incident is serious enough, you may be dismissed.

# The procedure to follow

If you believe that you have been, or are being, bullied, harassed or unfairly discriminated against, you may be able to deal with it informally by speaking to the other person who may not realise the impact their behaviour is having on you. You should tell the other person the behaviour that you find upsetting, offensive or unwelcome and ask them to stop. You may find it easier to do this with the support of a friend or colleague. If you don’t feel able to raise the matter yourself, you should speak to a member of the People Circle who will help you to do this. If the behaviour continues, or if you don’t feel comfortable dealing with it informally, please follow the steps in the grievance procedure to raise the issue formally.

If you are concerned that a colleague’s behaviour towards another person is inappropriate, please raise this with a member of the People Circle. They will discuss the situation with you and where appropriate will investigate the allegations using the disciplinary procedure.