Merseyrail is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best.
To that end the purpose of this statement is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued.
Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff.
Equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.
We will ensure all our employment practices and procedures are fair.
Breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
This policy is fully supported by senior management and has been shared with trade unions and their employee representatives.
The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.
Investors in Diversity
Merseyrail are delighted to announce that they have achieved the Investors in Diversity Level 2 accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity.
This accreditation has been awarded in recognition for the work Merseyrail has undertaken to ensure that our workforce is truly representative of all sections of society and that all employees feel respected and able to give their best