All staff, members, volunteers are entitled to be treated fairly regardless of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, parental or material status, disability, religion, colour, race, ethnic or national origins, socio/economic background and language. 

LGSE recognises that the following is unacceptable: «Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Victimisation» .

Unlawful discrimination, which can take the following forms

  1. Direct Discrimination
    treating someone less favourably than another person because of a Protected Characteristic. 
  2. Indirect Discrimination
    an action, rule or policy that applies to everyone but disadvantages someone with a particular Protected Characteristic. 
  3. Associative Discrimination
    direct discrimination against someone because they associate with another person who possesses a particular Protected Characteristic. 
  4. Discrimination by perception
    direct discrimination against someone because others think they possess a particular Protected Characteristic.
  5. Discrimination arising from disability
    someone is treated unfavourably because of something connected with their disability. 
  6. Bullying
    offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, and /or an abuse or misuse of power that is meant to undermine, humiliate or injure the person on the receiving end. 
  7. Harassment
    unwanted or offensive conduct directed at oneself or another person. 
  8. Harassment by a third party:
    the company is potentially liable for harassment of their staff by people not employed by them. 
  9. Victimisation
    treating a group or individuals in a detrimental way because they have made or intend to make a complaint or provide evidence in support of another complaint. 

LGSE regards acts of discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation as serious issues. Staff or members who, following disciplinary procedures, are found to have discriminated against, harassed, bullied or victimised any other person, will be dealt with appropriately.