Adappt prides itself on being an inclusive, progressive company that offers opportunities for all, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability & age.
Dignity at work
All Employees of Adappt have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times during their employment and Employees are required to conduct themselves in a manner which is entirely consistent with this general principle.
Any Employee who believes the act of another Employee has infringed this right can be assured that they can raise the issue in trust, in confidence, and in a supportive atmosphere with senior managers. Adappt understand that being a victim of prejudice is an incredibly tough and frightening experience. It takes courage to stand-up, you will have our full support in doing so as we applaud those people who do stand up for a better world for everyone.
The Company is committed to ensuring equal opportunity throughout employment. Equality of opportunity covers all Employees, or potential Employees, and embraces the principle that all people shall be treated equally, regardless of their age, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, race, religion, caste, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, part- time or full-time status, or parental responsibilities.
This is at the very CORE of Adappt’s values. As a Company our collective aim is to ensure that all Employees work in an environment in which people respect one another, are treated with dignity and which is free from unlawful discrimination, victimisation or harassment.
Bullying and harassment
Adappt will not tolerate individuals who feel they can use / justify / get away with bullying, racist, sexist, casteism or harassing actions and attitudes.
It is every employee’s duty to use commonsense and to recognise when his or her behavior or language might be perceived by others to overstep the mark of normal office banter and decency. If others do take offence and say so, the line has been crossed and such conduct may be perceived as harassment.
Harassment is any unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct which another individual considers violates their dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Conduct may become harassment if it is persisted in once it has been made clear by the recipient that they regard it as offensive, although a single incident may amount to harassment if sufficiently serious.
Selective, adverse or negative behaviour (whether verbal, non-verbal or physical) directed towards an individual because of their personal characteristics such as their sex, race and those characteristics listed under the heading “Equal Opportunities’’ is also harassment.
The following types of behaviour may amount to harassment (the list gives examples only and is not exhaustive):
- using sexist, racist language or actions
- discriminating due to disability
- discriminating due to caste or religious beliefs
- using rank in order to bully
- suggestive or offensive language, comments, gossip or jokes
- unwanted physical contact, whether or not of a sexual nature
- suggestive or offensive gestures
- isolation or ostracism
- insults, ridicule, teasing or bullying
- humiliating, demeaning, threatening or persistently criticising an individual
- unfair allocation of work or responsibilities
- display or circulation of sexually suggestive, pornographic, racist or offensive pictures or other material or transmitting any such messages or images via electronic mail.
Anyone found to have committed bullying or harassment will be dealt with under the ‘Disciplinary Procedure’ and in situations of a serious breach of this policy, this may result in instant dismissal.
This statement applies to Adappt Ltd and all its subsidiaries.
Chief Executive Officer
Date: 23rd February 2023