LSA is committed to providing equal opportunities for staff, external contractors and students and will not tolerate any discriminatory behaviour with respect to any of the following:
- Ethnic origin.
- Marital status.
- Sexual orientation.
LSA will continually develop strategies and procedures to tackle the varying forms of discrimination, which may occur. These will broadly fit into the following categories:
where a person in not treated equally due to any of the categories listed above.
Where a requirement, situation or condition, which is applied for all groups, has an adverse effect on one or more groups.
where someone is subjected to unwanted conduct, i.e. unwelcome sexual attention or racial harassment.
where someone is treated less favourable due to action taken against others.
where someone is segregated due to his or her beliefs, attitudes or opinions.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the duty of all individuals and groups associated with LSA to avoid discriminatory practices themselves to condone and discourage discriminatory practices from others.
LSA will encourage those who wish to report instances of discrimination and provide a confidential process by which all discriminatory matters can be dealt with by means of the formal Grievance Procedures.
A designated LSA senior manager who will be responsible for equal opportunity monitoring and the point of contact for those who may wish to discuss any discriminatory practice informally in the first instance.
LSA will take action against anyone who is in breach of the Equal Opportunities Policy.
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