Discrimination Act


DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT

Canburg fully supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. No applicant or employee employed by Canburg shall receive less favourable treatment because of disability. It is in the interest of Canburg and those who work for it to ensure that all available human resource talents and skills are considered when employment opportunities arise.

Canburg is committed to maintaining and managing a diverse work force.

PURPOSE

To ensure that Canburg complies with the Disability Discrimination Act and to ensure that disabled people falling within the definition of the Act are treated equally and fairly.

SCOPE

The Disability Discrimination Policy covers all employees and job applicants. This also covers employees who become disabled during their employment. Where relevant it also covers staff employed by outside agencies working for Canburg or on Canburg premises. All employees and applicants will also be made aware of this Disability Discrimination Policy.

POLICY GUIDELINES

Recruitment, training and promotion are carried out in line with Canburg HR procedures. Clear job descriptions are used to enhance objective assessments and to ensure that decisions are made solely on objective and job related criteria.

Canburg will endeavour to give training and guidance to all relevant employees, to ensure that the risk of possible discriminatory attitudes affecting decisions are minimised and that there is an understanding of the relevant provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act. Canburg operates a Grievance Procedure to enable grievances, including those relating to unfair discrimination on grounds of disability, to be formally heard.

All reasonable and necessary changes will be investigated and any justified changes will be made to the workplace and to employment arrangements so that disabled people are not at any substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. This covers all areas of employment, including recruitment, promotion and training.

Canburg will ensure that disabled people will receive equal treatment in training and development, and, where appropriate, will supply additional training.

A flexible approach will be adopted and, where possible and justified, consideration to reallocation of duties, time off for rehabilitation, assessment or treatment or other appropriate measures to ensure equal opportunity.

Every endeavour will be made to ensure that third parties employed by Canburg are not discriminated against because of their disability and will ensure that any third parties employed by Canburg are aware of this policy.

Canburg will ensure that all new employees are aware of this policy as part of their induction and will regularly review and monitor this policy to ensure its implementation and effectiveness.

This policy is issued, reviewed at least annually and maintained by the HR department, who also provides advice and guidance on its implementation and ensures compliance.

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