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 aim to promote equality of opportunity as an employer to enable all employees within our workforce to develop and maximise their true and full potential.
We recognise that individuals still experience discrimination and inequality in our society and therefore as an employer we will take a pro-active approach to identifying and redressing this within the workplace.
We are clear that 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, Strategic Management Board and Trade Union colleagues.