Countrywide recognises that it has a moral and legal responsibility to promote equality in the workplace and is committed to providing a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential irrespective of their:
- Sexual orientation
- Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- Religion, belief or lack thereof
- Disability status
- Being pregnant or on maternity leave
In order for this goal to be realised, we are committed to identifying and eliminating discriminatory practices and attitudes throughout the organisation, specifically aiming to ensure that no employee or job applicant is discriminated against on the grounds given above.
This commitment applies to all the aspects of employment, including but not limited to:
- Career development opportunities
- Terms and conditions of employment
- Grievance handling
- Selection for redundancy
Countrywide will review its policies and implement changes where these could improve equality of opportunity. This commitment applies to all of Countrywide’s employment policies and procedures, not just those specifically connected with equal opportunity.