Claret & Blue Training

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy


Claret & Blue Training is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. 

The aim is for Claret & Blue to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

 Claret & Blue Training- in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities – is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.

Our policy’s purpose

This policy’s purpose is to:

1. Provide equality, fairness, and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time.

2. Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

3. Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination.

This includes in:

  • pay and benefits
  • terms and conditions of employment
  • dealing with grievances and discipline
  • dismissal
  • redundancy
  • leave for parents
  • requests for flexible working
  • selection for employment, promotion, training, or other developmental opportunities

Our commitments

Claret & Blue Training commits to:

1. Encourage equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense.

2. Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity, and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination.

All staff should understand they, as well as their employer, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, in the course of their employment, against fellow employees, customers, suppliers and the public

3. Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under the organisation’s grievance and/or disciplinary procedures, and appropriate action will be taken. Particularly serious complaints could amount to gross misconduct and lead to dismissal without notice.

Further, sexual harassment may amount to both an employment rights matter and a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic – is a criminal offence.

4. Make opportunities for training, development, and progress available to all staff, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

5. Make decisions concerning staff being based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act).

6. Review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law.

7. Monitor the make-up of the workforce regarding information such as age, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability in encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality, diversity and inclusion policy.

Monitoring will also include assessing how the equality, diversity and inclusion policy, and any supporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues.


Agreement to follow this policy

The equality, diversity and inclusion policy is fully supported by senior management.

Our disciplinary and grievance procedures

In the event of an employee or customer wishing to raise a grievance, they should contact:

Ian Bastin, the owner of Claret & Blue Training by telephone, 01373 826714 / 07368 964667 or write a letter addressed to Ian Bastin, Claret & Blue Training, 7 Sunnybank Road, White Horse View, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3EA, giving full details of the grievance.

In  the event of Claret & Blue Training having to undertake further action, they will contact all parties by telephone or letter inviting them to attend a meeting to discuss all issues regarding the grievance. Following the meeting, action will be taken as deemed appropriate by the company and all parties will be notified.

Version 1 – January 2023
Review Date:  January 2024

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07368 964667

Claret & Blue Training,
7 Sunnybank Road
White Horse View
BA13 3EA

01373 826714

07368 964667

Claret & Blue Training,
7 Sunnybank Road,
White Horse View
BA13 3EA