• This policy applies to all aspects of the Council’s functions as an employer, and covers all employees, apprentices, graduate placements, casual workers, workers engaged via an employment agency and consultants.
  • Where Council services are provided by external contractors or third parties (including sub-contractors) these contractors or third parties are responsible for adhering to this policy whilst providing services on behalf of Coventry City Council.
  • This policy is applicable whether employees are on or off the premises, including those working away from their main office or normal place of work. This also includes social events outside of working hours that are an extension of work and the use of Social Media in line with the Code of Conduct and Social networking policy.
  • Every employee is responsible for compliance with this policy. Breaches of the policy will be regarded as misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action, including dismissal as appropriate where breaches amount to gross misconduct.