Diversity & Equal Opportunities Policy

Diversity & Equal Opportunities Policy

Bar Code Data recognises that we live in a society where discrimination still operates to the disadvantage of many groups in society. We believe that all persons should have equal rights to recognition of their human dignity, and to have equal opportunities to be educated, to work, and to receive equal pay. We are committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, sex, pregnancy, maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation. 

This policy aims to remove unfair and discriminatory practices within the company and to encourage full contribution from its diverse community. The company is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination. The company also aims to provide a service that does not discriminate against its clients and customers in the means by which they can access the services and goods supplied by the company. The company believes that all employees and clients are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity.

All job applicants, employees and others who work for the company will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on the above grounds. Decisions about recruitment, selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination. We recognise that the provision of equal opportunities in the workplace is not only good management practice; it also makes sound business sense. 

Our equal opportunities policy will help all those who work for us to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce shall be utilised fully to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

This policy applies to:

• Job applicants and potential applicants

• Employees

• Contract workers

• Agency workers

• Trainees/students

• Volunteers


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The company is committed to:

• Promoting equality of opportunity for all persons;

• Promoting a good and harmonious working environment in which all persons are treated with 


• Preventing occurrences of unlawful direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or


• Fulfilling our legal obligations under equality legislation and associated codes of practice;

• Complying with our own equal opportunities policy and associated policies;

• Taking lawful, affirmative or positive action where appropriate;

• Regarding all breaches of the equal opportunities policy as misconduct which could lead to

disciplinary proceedings.


Management is committed to:

• Communicating the policy to employees, job applicants and relevant others;

• Providing training and guidance as appropriate

• Ensuring that those involved in the assessment of candidates for recruitment or 

promotion are trained in non-discriminatory selection techniques;

• Incorporating equal opportunities notice into general communications;

• Ensuring adequate resources are made available to fulfil the objectives of the policy

• Ensuring relevance & prominence in Management reviews/meetings.

Review and Monitoring

This Policy will be reviewed every 3 years to ensure its continued relevance and appropriateness 

and, subject to these reviews, any identified improvements will be actioned immediately.