Equality and diversity

Severnside places equality and diversity at the centre of everything we do.

We believe:

Equality” means everyone having the same chances to do what they can. Some people may need extra help to get the same chances

Diversity” is a mix of different kinds of people. For example, men and women, young and old people, people of different races, people who are disabled and people with no disabilities

We aim to make sure that all residents, customers and colleagues are treated fairly and no-one is discriminated against unlawfully.

Discrimination can take a number of forms:

Direct
Consists of treating a person less favourably than others are or would be treated in the same circumstances.

Indirect
Consists of applying a requirement, which, intentionally or not, has a disproportionately adverse effect on a particular group and cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Harassment
Where service users or employees feel there has been an interference with their comfort or safety. This can be verbal or physical. Severnside Housing will not condone harassment of any kind and is committed to taking action against perpetrators.

Victimisation
Where a person is treated less favourably because they have pursued or it is suspected they will pursue their rights under Severnside Housing’s Equality and Diversity policy.

Associated Discrimination
Where an individual is discriminated against because of an association with another person who has a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

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