PHDI recognizes there are groups in society who are disadvantaged through discrimination and will work to redress any inequality in its own service delivery and employment practices.
This Policy recognizes and incorporates the implications of legislation relating to equal opportunities. Nothing in this policy is intended to prevent PHDI from following best professional practice in recruiting the person most suitable for the job.
PHDI requires its employees, committee members and volunteers to behave in a non-discriminatory manner and expects their full support in changing any organizational practices which deny or limit equality. PHDI will take positive action and make reasonable adjustments as necessary, as a service provider and an employer, to uphold this policy.
PHDI recognizes the need to develop procedures to support the implementation of this Policy, for instance guidelines for those involved in recruitment and selection of staff.
PHDI recognizes that the Equal Opportunities Policy will require regular review.
The policy will be revised in line with changes in legislation, as appropriate.