Our workforce recognises the diversity of our customers. We have invested not only in management training to ensure managers are equipped to support fair working practices, but also in educating all employees to ensure the policy is fully embedded.
Our aim is that employees should be able to work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and that employees, job applicants, customers, retailers, business introducers and suppliers should be treated fairly regardless of:
- Race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins
- Gender, sexual orientation, marital or family status
- Religious or political beliefs or affiliations
- Disability, impairment or age
- Real or suspected infection with HIV/AIDS; or
- Membership of a trade union
and that they should not be disadvantaged by unjust or unfair conditions or requirements.
We aim to ensure that applications for employment from people with disabilities and other under-represented groups are given full and fair consideration, and that all employees have access to the same training, development and job opportunities. Every effort is also made to retrain and support employees who suffer from disabilities during their employment, including the provision of flexible working to assist their return to work.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we understand the significance and value of building strong and diverse teams, with leaders from all backgrounds. Gender diversity is an important element of our people strategy and we are proud to have signed the Women in Finance Charter this year.
Women in Finance Charter
Paragon is a proud signatory of the Women in Finance Charter - a pledge for gender balance across the UK financial services sector.