Equal Experts is made up of brilliant people with unique backgrounds, personal characteristics, experience, skills and motivations. We celebrate the fact that everyone is different yet valued and welcome a diverse range of consultants to our network.
We believe that fostering an inclusive culture that ensures everyone is treated with dignity and respect helps each of us benefit from a wider range of these different perspectives, experiences, and skills. We believe this creates a safe and more productive working environment for us all and recognise that high-performing teams include people with a wide range of perspectives and lived experiences.
Equal Experts is committed to creating a workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We recognise that talent and skill can be found in people from all backgrounds and want to foster an environment that respects and encourages individuality for all our stakeholders – clients, employees, associates and suppliers.
We are a global company with people working together – in person and remotely – from many countries. We adhere to the appropriate regulatory frameworks in those countries where we operate that prohibit discrimination because of certain protected characteristics: age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
Discrimination is not always obvious and can be subtle and unconscious. This stems from a person’s general assumptions about the abilities, interests and characteristics of a particular group that influence how they treat other people. Such assumptions or prejudices may cause them to apply requirements or conditions that disadvantage those in particular groups.
Acts of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation against other employees, associates, suppliers or customers will be investigated and dealt with under our appropriate procedures and guidelines, including contractual obligations and disciplinary policy.
We aim to be inclusive in how we recruit employees and engage with suppliers, including considering disabilities. We ensure that advertising, assessments, arrangements for interviews, job descriptions, service agreements and selection criteria are appropriate and as inclusive as possible. We understand that some people find it hard to discuss their disabilities and that disability can be invisible.
We do not tolerate ableist language at Equal Experts, or language that is negative, inappropriate or offensive towards people with a disability particularly where this takes the form of jokes or “banter”.
We are advocates for psychological safety within our teams, where people feel able to speak up about their experiences without fear of negative consequences, and will consider making reasonable adjustments to work, where practical and appropriate where any specific changes will depend on each situation.
This policy has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors.
Sam McGregor – Chief Operating Officer – 10th January 2024