The Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to discriminate on any grounds related to disability in all areas of employment, including the right not to be harassed on the grounds of disability.
The DDA 1995 places an obligation on the Museum to make reasonable adjustments to the working environment, arrangements, conditions and working practices to accommodate the needs of disabled employees and prospective employees.
The Royal Armouries currently employees 206 employees, of whom 6 have told us they have a disability. Our objective is to have a diverse workforce and to ensure equal and appropriate treatment in employment. We aim to:
- Provide fair access to employment opportunities
- Provide fair access to learning and development opportunities and encourage and support staff in fulfilling their potential
- Provide a safe and accessible working environment that values and respects the individual and is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Involve and communicate effectively with members of staff and our trade union
- Provide equality off access to fair and transparent pay and reward systems
We strive to do this by:
- Ensuring that our employment opportunities and communications are practically, culturally and – as far as possible – physically accessible
- Ensuring that potential and existing staff members are treated equally and fairly and that decisions on recruitment, selection, promotion and career management are based solely on objective and job-related criteria
- Monitoring the impact of our policies and taking appropriate steps to address any discrimination
- Monitoring disability in recruitment and retention and disciplinary matters
- Promoting flexible working options
- Dealing promptly with complaints of discrimination
- Enforcing staff disciplinary procedures where the disability equality policy is breached