TDLC Disability Discrimination Policy

TDLC Disability Discrimination Policy

TDLC 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 shall receive less favorable treatment because of disability.

It is in the interest of TDLC and those who work for it to ensure that all available

human resource talents and skills are considered when employment opportunities

arise. TDLC is committed to maintaining and managing a diverse work force.

2 PURPOSE

To ensure that TDLC complies with the Equality Act 2010 (which replaces the

Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and to ensure that disabled people falling within

the definition of the Act are treated equally and fairly. To ensure we recruit and retain

the best people for TDLC.

3 SCOPE

The Disability Discrimination Policy covers all staff and job applicants. This also

covers employees who become disabled during their employment. Where relevant it

also covers staff employed by outside agencies working on TDLC premises.

2 POLICY GUIDELINES

Recruitment, training and promotion are carried out in line with TDLC Codes of

Practice. Clear job descriptions and person specifications are used (where

appropriate) to enhance objective assessments and to ensure that decisions are

made solely on objective and job related criteria.

TDLC will endeavor to give training and guidance to all relevant Staff, to ensure that

the risk of possible discriminatory attitudes affecting decisions are minimized and

that there is an understanding of the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

TDLC 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.

In recruitment and selection, TDLC will modify selection techniques, where

appropriate, and make any other reasonable changes to ensure that disabled people

can be considered equally with non-disabled candidates.

TDLC Disability Discrimination Policy

TDLC 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 endeavor will be made to ensure that contract workers are not discriminated

against because of their disability and will ensure that any contract workers and

other agencies that may be used are aware of this policy.

TDLC actively encourages promotion of this policy in its internal and external

recruitment by ensuring that advertisements, job descriptions and person

specifications do not discriminate. We welcome applications from disabled people.

TDLC 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.