The University aims to create an inclusive, supportive workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, where people of all ages are treated with dignity and respect.
It is committed to tackling unlawful discrimination and harassment on the grounds of age in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Examples of age discrimination in the workplace might include: requiring five years’ experience for a job role (therefore discriminating against young applicants); excluding someone from costly professional development opportunities relevant to their role, solely because of concerns they might retire soon; only accepting young, recent graduates onto a graduate recruitment scheme.
NTU has clear policies and procedures relating to equality issues. Discrimination, harassment and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated.
Where members of the NTU community feel they have experienced such behaviours they are encouraged to raise this with their line manager or HR in the first instance, or for students, with their personal tutor.
Should staff or students require independent guidance about their options, they may contact the confidential Dignity and Respect Contacts service.