Statement of commitment

  • Coventry City Council believes in the importance of the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion underpinning everything we do.
  • We view diversity as a strength to be harnessed and aim to create an inclusive workplace culture that respects and values difference.
  • We strive to create a welcoming, supportive and psychologically safe workplace for all colleagues and an environment in which everyone can fully participate, contribute to achieving the Council's goals and work in a way that reflects our One Coventry Values. Team psychological safety is the shared belief that it is ok to express ideas and concerns, speak up with questions and admit mistakes, all without fear of negative consequences.
  • We aim to promote equitable opportunities for all employees within our workforce to grow, develop and maximise their true and full potential.
  • We recognise that individuals still experience discrimination and inequality in our society. This impacts the physical, mental, emotional, economic, social and spiritual health of our workforce, therefore as an employer we will take a pro-active approach to identifying and redressing inequality within the workplace.
  • We seek to cultivate an open and fair environment where employees are engaged and feel empowered to speak up and raise concerns when faced with inappropriate/unacceptable behaviour.
  • We will not tolerate harassment, bullying, discrimination and victimisation of any kind and will regard this behaviour as misconduct which may lead to disciplinary action, including dismissal as appropriate where breaches amount to gross misconduct.
  • This policy will ensure that the Council fulfils its legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and The Public Sector Equality Duty (Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010).
  • This policy has been created with, and has the full support of our Elected Members, One Coventry Leadership Team and Trade Union colleagues.