SIPA CEO Colin Yow said “An integral part of SIPA’s reform is gender and race diversity in its workforce.
It is critical to recognise that in a workforce, talents and loyalty are highly valued properties. Recently, a notice highlighting the standards of behaviour and conduct was circulated to its workforce emphasising the Company’s stand on discrimination, harassment and bullying.”
SIPA is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity refers to employment practices that are designed to enable existing and potential employees to compete on their merits for employment, promotions, transfers and training.
SIPA aims to provide a working environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying. Any misconduct which constitutes discrimination, harassment or bullying is unacceptable and is considered an act of unacceptable behaviour which lead to disciplinary action and/or dismissal.
Discrimination on a variety of grounds is unlawful. It is unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of personal characteristics and includes sex, race, colour, descent and nationality. Age, gender identity, marital status and religion.
Harassment in the workplace will not be tolerated and is considered a form of discrimination.
Harassment can take many forms. It can be verbal, written or physical or pictorial.
Examples of harassment includes, but not limited to pressure and demands for sexual favour , unwanted physical contact, sexual jokes, offensive messages, display and circulation of material of a sexual nature and written and verbal abuse.
Bullying and any form of violence in the workplace will not be tolerated.
Bullying is repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards an employee and poses a risk to health and safety. Examples of bullying are: persistent verbal and physical abuse and includes practices that are humiliating, intimidating ad abuse
SIPA employees are expected to treat each other with respect, courtesy and etiquette.
Unacceptable behaviours of discrimination, harassment and bullying will not be tolerated
Any allegations will be investigated and will take disciplinary action which may include dismissal.
Discrimination, harassment and bullying is not tolerated at SIPA.
SIPA CEO Colin Yow will create a department to address all discrimination, harassment and bullying issues, this department reports to CEO.