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Equal Opportunities

Our commitment

The Geological Society is committed to:

  • Providing a harmonious and inclusive environment to all Fellows, visitors and staff.
  • Promoting equality of opportunities to Fellows, the public and staff.

  • Welcoming applications for Fellowship from all who are qualified regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances.

  • Creating an environment in which staff are selected and treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances.

The Society’s Employee Handbook contains policies on equal opportunity and harassment and the standards that employees are expected to maintain. All staff are bound by the policies and conditions of service set out in the Handbook. Breach of these policies by a member of staff is a serious offence and could result in disciplinary action.

We expect

The Society will not tolerate harassment or threatening behaviour towards any Fellows, visitors and staff. All members of staff have the right to work in an environment free from abuse, harassment or unreasonable behaviour from Fellows or non-Fellows. Fellows and visitors are similarly entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.

The Society’s code of conduct states that “Fellows must treat their colleagues fairly and honestly, and must not harass an individual, nor maliciously injure or attempt to discredit or injure the professional reputation, personal standing, or business prospects of any others”.

 

1997