Equal Opportunity Policy

MPS Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of their sex, colour, racial origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political or religious beliefs. Cleaner Direct is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective.

Purpose of Statement
MPS Ltd believes that equal opportunities statement is a means of increasing the value of its personnel by developing the potential of all its individual employees.
The company recognises that its employment practices are bound by the Equal Pay Act( 1970), the Sex Discrimination Act (1975), the Race Relations Act (1976) and the Disability Discrimination Act (1975) Region and Belief Regulations (2003) Sexual Orientation Regulations (2003) as well as other legislation. Although not a public body we will apply to our company the same standards and duties as apply to such bodies under Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

Recruitment and Promotion
Appointments and promotions will be based on merit, qualifications and experience.
Selection criteria and procedures will be frequently reviewed to ensure that all individuals are selected, promoted and treated on basis of their relevant merits and abilities. As an integral part of our recruitment procedures, the ethic background of all applicants is monitored to enable the company to have accurate data about the practical and effectiveness of its policies.
In our recruitment of employees and associates, we will seek to eliminate any assumptions, preferences or judgements that do not relate to the potential abilities of individuals to perform the required jobs. Furthermore, we aim to ensure that no job applicant is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
All employees will be given equal opportunity and, where appropriate, special training, to progress within the organisation.

Conditions of Service
MPS Ltd undertakes not to discriminate unfairly in the operation of its conditions of service. Any benefits and facilities provided by MPS will be offered equally to all groups and individual employees.

Responsibility for the Equal Opportunities Statement
All Associates and employees should ensure that their own procedures and practices comply with the provisions of our equal opportunities statement. The performance and example of managerial employees is crucial in the translation of this statement into improved opportunities for disadvantaged groups and individuals. Individual employees at all levels also have responsibility for ensuring the provision of equal opportunity. In particular, we expect each of our employees to avoid unlawful discrimination, victimisation and acts of sexual or racial harassment.

Grievance and Disciplinary Procedure
Any employee who believes they have grievance in relation to equal opportunities practice should pursue it though our grievance procedure. Any allegations against an employee concerning unfair discrimination, victimisation or sexual or racial harassment will be investigated and dealt with under our disciplinary code.

Working with clients
MPS Ltd is committed to maintaining equal opportunities in all its client dealings. All aspects of assignment work, which could affect the employees, or contractors of clients must be considered in the light of the client’s equal opportunities policies and in respect of our own stance in these matters.

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