Equality and diversity

The Council is committed to equal opportunities, and aims to prevent unlawful and unjustified discrimination against employees and service users on the grounds of: 

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Social class
  • Ethnic or national origins, race or skin colour
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marital or civil partnership status
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Unrelated criminal convictions
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion or lack of
  • Trade union activities
  • Employment status

The 2019-2023 Equalities Scheme sets out the policy framework and approach to equal opportunities. The Action Plan describes how the Council will improve equality of opportunity, tackle discrimination and work toward community cohesion.