We believe that great customer experience is key to our business success, and therefore our most important assets are our people. We employ more than 16,000 talented people across all of our brands and we are committed to creating great places to work that support job satisfaction and career progression.
The Restaurant Group is committed to a policy of being a fair and inclusive employer. Employment with the Group offers everyone equal rights, and career development and promotion prospects, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. We ensure as far as possible that the diversity of our teams reflects the diversity of the customers we serve.
If an employee is disabled in any way, or becomes disabled during their employment with us, then our policy is to offer assistance and explore ways of overcoming any difficulties they may have at work, and make adjustments to help them wherever possible.
Equality and Human rights
Our commitment to equality and human rights is discussed in the induction for all employees and covered in the online policies and employee handbook which are accessible to all. The policies include an Equality and Diversity Policy, a Family Friendly Policy, and a Harassment and Bullying Policy. The various management skills courses offered cover the responsibilities of the management team in upholding these policies to ensure a safe and respectful working environment.
Regarding anti-corruption and bribery, it is our policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. All employees must declare and keep a record of all hospitality or gifts given or received, and all expenses claims relating to hospitality, gifts, or payments to third parties must be submitted in accordance with our expenses policy and record the reason for expenditure. Anyone offered, or asked to make, a bribe, or who suspects any bribery or corruption has occurred, is obliged to notify the Company Secretary without delay. So far as we are aware, there were no incidences of bribery or corruption during 2021.
National Minimum Wage
The Group pays all of its colleagues at least the National Minimum Wage (or for the over 23s the National Living Wage) appropriate to their age. Tips are not included in this rate, and all gratuities are additional to their hourly rate and are paid directly to colleagues. Cash tips are self-declared, and only tips paid by credit card have tax deducted by the Company. In addition, no card processing administration fee is charged by the Company.