Diversity & Equal Opportunities Policy

Thomas & Dessain embraces diversity and aims to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our
business activities. We seek to develop a business culture that reflects that belief. We will expand
the media in which we recruit to in order to ensure that we have a diverse employee and candidate
base. We will also strive to ensure that our clients meet their own diversity targets. 

Thomas & Dessain is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all employees, workers
and applicants.

Thomas & Dessain will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an
individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 which are age, disability, gender
re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief,
sex and sexual orientation. We will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual's membership
or non-membership of a Trade Union. All staff have an obligation to respect and comply with this
policy. Thomas & Dessain will avoid stipulating unnecessary requirements which will exclude a
higher proportion of a particular group of people and will not prescribe discriminatory requirements
for a role.

Thomas & Dessain will not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary
worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of
engagement for temporary workers. Thomas & Dessain will ensure that each candidate is
assessed in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualifications and ability to perform the
relevant duties for the role. 

Thomas & Dessain will continuously review all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful
discrimination and will ensure that no discriminatory instructions from clients are ever acted upon.
Should Thomas & Dessain ever be in receipt of any discriminatory instructions from clients, these
will be communicated immediately to the client as being in breach of the Equality Act 2010.