Equal Opportunities Policy

1. Introduction

Audiama believes in fostering a culture of respect, fairness and equality. This policy aims to ensure that all individuals, irrespective of their differences, have equal opportunities within our company and that they are free from discrimination.

2. Purpose

This policy outlines our commitment to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated equally and given the same opportunities to succeed, irrespective of their backgrounds.

3. Scope

This policy is applicable to all employees, freelancers, contractors, interns, volunteers and collaborators associated with Audiama.

4. Key Definitions

4.1 Equal Opportunities:

The absence of any form of discrimination, ensuring that everyone has the same chances to develop, progress and be rewarded.

4.2 Discrimination:

Unfair treatment based on prejudice. It can be direct (overt) or indirect (less obvious, yet creating unfair barriers).

5. Commitment

Audiama Productions Limited is committed to:

5.1 Promoting equal opportunities throughout our operations.

5.2 Ensuring that our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we work amongst.

5.3 Creating an environment where individual differences and contributions are recognised and valued.

6. Discrimination

We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

7. Recruitment and Selection

7.1 Job vacancies are open to all eligible candidates. Selections are made based on skills, qualifications and experience.

7.2 We ensure that our recruitment advertisements and job specifications are entirely non-discriminatory.

7.3 Interview panels, where possible, will reflect diversity.

8. Training and Development

8.1 All employees have equal access to training and other career development opportunities.

8.2 Audiama recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and will provide diversity training to all staff.

9. Promotion and Progression

9.1 Promotions within Audiama are based purely on merit. 

9.2 Employees have equal opportunities for progression, recognising their skills, experience and potential.

10. Working Environment

10.1 All staff members, collaborators and visitors have the right to a work environment free from harassment, bullying or victimisation.

10.2 Any form of discriminatory language or behaviour will lead to disciplinary action, which may include dismissal.

11. Reporting and Addressing Concerns

11.1 Employees who believe they have been subjected to any form of discrimination should report the matter to their supervisor or directly to HR.

11.2 All complaints will be treated with utmost confidentiality and urgency. Retaliation against individuals for reporting discrimination or assisting in investigations will not be tolerated.

12. Disabilities

12.1 Audiama Productions Limited is committed to meeting the needs of employees with disabilities and will make reasonable adjustments wherever necessary.

12.2 We actively promote an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive.

13. Responsibility

13.1 Management:

Ensuring that this policy is implemented, regularly reviewed and that staff are aware and adhere to its provisions.

13.2 Employees: 

All members of Audiama Productions Limited are responsible for respecting and adhering to this policy.

14. Conclusion

This Equal Opportunities Policy will be reviewed annually to ensure its effectiveness. Employees will be notified of any significant changes. Audiama is committed to upholding the principles set out in this Equal Opportunities Policy.  For any queries related to this policy, or to report any discrepancies, please contact our Human Resources department at hr@audiama.com

Reviewed July 2023