Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunities Policy

  1. Sophos Plc is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring within the framework of the law that the work place is free from unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  2. We aim to ensure that our staff achieve their full potential and that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria. We have adopted the following equal opportunity policy as a means of helping to achieve these aims.
  3. Recruitment and employment decisions will be made on the basis of fair and objective criteria. Our selection procedures are reviewed from time to time to ensure that they are appropriate for achieving our objectives and for avoiding unlawful discrimination.
  4. The requirements of job applicants and existing members of staff who have or have had a disability will be reviewed to ensure that whatever possible reasonable adjustments are made to enable them to enter into or remain in employment with us. Promotion opportunities, benefits and facilities of employ will not be unreasonably limited and every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that disabled staff participate fully in the workplace.
  5. Job specifications will be limited to those requirements which are necessary for the effective performance of the job. Interviews will be conducted on an objective basis and personal or home commitments will not form the basis of employment decisions except where necessary.
  6. Working patterns will be reviewed so as to enable us to offer flexible working to staff where possible. Where necessary, special provision will be made for training staff returning to work following a break for domestic reasons.
  7. All staff have a right to equality of opportunity and a duty to implement this policy. Breach of the Equal Opportunity policy is potentially a serious disciplinary matter. Anyone who believes that he or she may have been disadvantaged on discriminatory grounds is entitled to raise the matter through the grievance procedure.