Equality & Diversity

Monarch is committed to supporting, developing and promoting diversity and equality in all of its employment practices and activities and aims to establish an inclusive culture free from discrimination and based on the values of fairness, dignity and respect. Monarch intends to support you by providing you with access to facilities, personal and career development opportunities and employment on an equal basis. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

The term ‘Equality’’ refers to the principle that emphasises opportunities in employment, development and other areas, are available to all. It promotes equality and fairness for all colleagues to ensure that individuals are not discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender re-assignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief and marital status (protected characteristics covered by Equality Act 2010).

The term ‘Diversity’ is a broader concept that builds upon the progress made through Equality. Everyone is different and Diversity is about recognising, respecting and valuing the differences we can each bring to the workplace.

Equality and Diversity work together by identifying and addressing any inequalities and barriers faced by people and by valuing, learning and benefiting from the diverse cultures in society and our colleagues. 

Here at Monarch we will:

• Treat all others fairly and with respect

• Eliminate discrimination and embrace diversity

• Provide appropriate Equality & Diversity training to all employees

• Create/maintain an environment in which individual differences, and the contribution of all colleagues, are  recognised and valued

• Create/maintain a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all, free from inappropriate language or ‘humour’, intimidation,        bullying or harassment.

• Investigate all matters of alleged discrimination, harassment and inappropriate behaviour/language promptly  and thoroughly and manage in      keeping with company policies

• Encourage applications from all sectors of the community

• Make reasonable adjustments, where possible, to enable a disabled person to overcome a disadvantage