Equality of opportunity

Linc is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all employees and job applicants. Linc aims to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination and harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

Linc's employees and applicants for employment shall not be disadvantaged by any policies or conditions of service which cannot be justified as necessary for operational purposes. Linc shall, at all times, strive to work within legislative requirements as well as promoting best practice.

The Senior Management Team’s long-term aim is that the composition of Linc’s workforce should reflect that of the local community and that all workers should be offered equal opportunities to achieve their full potential. Linc is committed to a programme of action to make this policy effective and to bring it to the attention of all workers.

The principle of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity applies equally to the treatment of visitors, clients, service users, customers, volunteers and suppliers by members of Linc’s employees workforce and also, in some circumstances, ex-employees.