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Our commitment to equality

It is our commitment to ensure we provide all employees and job applicants with equality of opportunity in employment. Our employment policies and practices reflects this commitment by recognising equality, diversity and inclusion as a matter of good management practice.

All councils are committed to meeting the aims of Section 149 (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t

We treat all people fairly, so that no employee or job applicant experiences unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age; disability; sex; gender identity; marital status; race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins); religion or belief; responsibility for dependents; sexual orientation; unrelated criminal convictions; membership or non-membership of a trade union or political beliefs.

Equality of opportunity

We believe that people who apply for a job or already work for us have the right to equality of opportunity and fairness when employed. We want to ensure that our employment practices and services are free from discrimination and prejudice. To help us achieve this we:

  • monitor the profile of our workforce
  • publish relevant data on a regular basis

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