Equal Opportunities

The SLCC is committed to equal opportunity of employment and all the employment policies, procedures and practices of the SLCC reflect this.  The SLCC’s aim is to manage its employees openly, honestly and fairly and be able to develop a bond of trust with them.  To help the SLCC develop the right environment for this and ensure that we objectively employ the right people for the right jobs, the SLCC believes it is important that all employees are treated fairly and reasonably at all times.

Text (from our Employee handbook)

1.1          The SLCC is committed to equal opportunity of employment and all the employment policies, procedures and practices of the SLCC.  The SLCC’s aim is to manage its employees openly, honestly and fairly and be able to develop a bond of trust with them.  To help the SLCC develop the right environment for this and ensure that we objectively employ the right people for the right jobs, the SLCC believes it is important that all employees are treated fairly and reasonably at all times.

1.2          The SLCC aims to eradicate unfair and discriminatory practices, direct or indirect, however and whenever they occur.

In order to further its policy on equal opportunities, the SLCC accepts the following principles and commitments:

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 fair and open procedures will be operated in respect of recruitment, selection, deployment, training and promotion of all grades of staff
 
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monitoring of these procedures will be carried out regularly along with monitoring of the SLCC’s workforce 
 
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equal opportunities training and guidance will be provided, particularly for staff involved in recruitment, selection, deployment and training of other staff
 
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recruitment and selection procedures will be periodically reviewed and examined to ensure that they are not discriminatory in their intention or operation
 
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effective complaints procedures will be used to resolve complaints of discrimination
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breaches of this policy will be dealt with through existing agreed SLCC procedures
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victimisation of anyone who has complained of being discriminated against will be regarded as misconduct
 
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positive action initiatives will be introduced where appropriate
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language used in SLCC correspondence and literature will reflect the letter and spirit of this policy

 1.3          The SLCC engenders a dignity at work and expects all employees to follow the following charter which is displayed in the SLCC office:

Charter for Dignity at Work

We at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission commit ourselves to working together to maintain a workplace environment that encourages and supports the right to dignity at work.  All who work here are expected to respect the right of each individual to dignity in their working life.  All will be treated equally and respected for their individuality and diversity.  Bullying or harassment in any form is not accepted by us and will not be tolerated.  Our policies and procedures, as outlined in the Employee Handbook, underpin the principles and objectives of this Charter.