Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

One Aldwych is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our team and to eliminating unlawful discrimination. We continually strive to build and nurture a culture where equality, diversity and inclusion is part of our DNA and reflected in our PROMISE.

Our policy is designed to ensure that all colleagues are offered the same opportunities regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, gender re-assignment or any other characteristic unrelated to the performance of any job.

We are dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture and to ensuring that all colleagues and job applicants are given equal opportunity. We expect every colleague, guest and supplier to be treated with respect and to create a working environment free from harassment, intimidation or discrimination.

We recognise the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds and value the wealth of experience within our team and the community in which we operate and aspire to have a workplace that reflects this.

The Leadership Team and Heads of Department play a key role in promoting equality of opportunity within their own areas of responsibility.

Through our induction and other training all Managers and colleagues, irrespective of job or seniority, will be given guidance as to their responsibility and role in promoting equality of opportunity, not discriminating unfairly or harassing colleagues, guests or job applicants or tolerating such behaviour in the team.

Our Commitments

  • To be guided by our PROMISE and One Aldwych philosophies to create an environment where all our colleagues feel valued and respected
  • To recognise and value the contribution of every colleague
  • To create a working environment that promotes dignity and respect for all colleagues and one that is free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.
  • To make training, development and progression opportunities available for all colleagues and to ensure opportunities for promotion and training are made available on a fair and equal basis.
  • To create opportunity for all colleagues to discuss their career and progression prospects
  • To recruit and select candidates on an objective basis, and focus on ability to fulfil the job requirements.
  • To take seriously and investigate any complaint of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by colleagues, guests, suppliers or the general public in the course of the Hotel’s daily activities.
  • This policy is fully supported by the Leadership Team and is shared with all colleagues and published on the One Aldwych external website.
  • We regularly review employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness is maintained at all times and to take into account changes in the law.
  • We also monitor the make-up of our workplace regarding such information as age, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief and disability to as to continue to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • One Aldwych will take whatever actions it considers necessary to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment.