Freedom from discrimination and equality of opportunity is a legal human right of everyone and must be protected for all within society including the workplace.
Your Vet Network is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and to strive to meet individualised access requests to ensure full participation wherever necessary.
We want our people to belong, to be fulfilled by the work they do and to feel able to give their best. We help this by committing to the provision of an inclusive, psychologically safe workplace culture centred around the fair, kind and mutually respectful treatment of everyone. To support our people be themselves we encourage empathetic communication that is always mindful of people’s diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Your Vet Network enforces a zero-tolerance for all forms of prejudice or discrimination and to uphold the Equality Act 2010. This includes, but not limited to:
- Discrimination associated with age, sex, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
- Discriminatory behaviour, bullying or harassment in any form,
- Discrimination relating to pay and benefits, terms and conditions of employment, dealing with grievances and discipline, dismissal, redundancy, leave for parents, requests for flexible working and selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities
We take all reports of discrimination seriously, ensuring that everyone has the confidence to report and trusts us to act appropriately following incidents of abuse or discrimination. We encourage this through building open, honest, personable relationships with our people, listening to their concerns and being always willing to learn how we can better serve the needs of our team.
Your Vet Network is committed to driving and championing diversity. Our vision is to transform the veterinary industry so that everyone can fulfill their ambitions. We support the veterinary profession to be a better place to work by inspiring leadership and empowering a community to find where they belong. We promote cultural awareness to raise workplace standards to ensure the needs of veterinary teams are better met, improving wellbeing, engagement and the sustainability of our workforce.
We believe that diversity strengthens society and represents a source of untapped talent in driving organisational success. Building a diverse and inclusive team is a proven way to increase employee engagement, creativity, innovation and profitability. Our work to positive impact organisational cultures and accelerate cultural change promotes and supports the creation of such thriving and resilient organisations.
Furthermore we act on our values by proactively supporting greater the diversity within the veterinary profession to more closely reflect society at large. These ambitions are pursued through both our platform, our own initiatives and through collaborative work with shared value veterinary and non-veterinary organisations.