The Safety Behind the Wheel Foundation firmly upholds the principle of equality and inclusivity in all aspects of our operations and activities. Our commitment to creating a diverse and equitable environment is unwavering, and we strictly prohibit discrimination in any form.
Purpose and Scope:
- Objective: This policy aims to articulate our stance against discrimination and outline measures to ensure an inclusive and respectful environment for everyone associated with our organization.
- Applicability: This policy applies to all aspects of our operations, including employment, volunteer recruitment, program participation, service delivery, and decision-making processes.
- Basis for Discrimination: We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Forms of Discrimination: This includes, but is not limited to, harassment, exclusion, denial of opportunity, unequal treatment, and bias in hiring, promotions, access to programs, and service provision.
- Recruitment and Employment: We strive for diversity in our recruitment and employment practices, ensuring equal opportunity for all candidates.
- Accessibility and Accommodation: We commit to providing accessible environments and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
- Training and Education: Regular training on diversity, equity, and inclusion is provided to our staff and volunteers to foster an understanding and appreciation of diversity.
Responsibility and Enforcement:
- Organizational Responsibility: It is the responsibility of every person in our organization, from leadership to volunteers, to uphold this policy.
- Reporting Mechanism: We provide clear channels for reporting discrimination or harassment, ensuring confidentiality and protection from retaliation.
- Disciplinary Actions: Violations of this policy are taken very seriously and will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or volunteer status.
Commitment to Continuous Improvement:
- Policy Review and Update: We will regularly review and update this policy to adapt to new challenges and opportunities in promoting diversity and preventing discrimination.
- Community Feedback: Input from our community, staff, and volunteers is crucial. We encourage suggestions and feedback to enhance our inclusivity efforts.
Role in the Community:
- Advocacy for Inclusivity: Beyond our organization, we advocate for policies and practices in our community and sector that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Collaboration and Partnership: We seek to collaborate with like-minded organizations and partners who share our commitment to non-discrimination.
Contact and Reporting: For inquiries about our Non-Discrimination Policy, or to report a potential violation, please contact us. We assure discretion and a thorough investigation of all reports.