Equality in employment

Policy statement

We will:

  • provide equality, fairness and respect for all staff whether temporary, part-time or full-time.
  • create a working environment free of bullying, harassment and victimisation.
  • recruit the best person for the job.
  • not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics including in:
    • pay and benefits
    • terms and conditions of employment
    • dealing with grievances and disciplinary
    • dismissal
    • redundancy
    • leave for parents
    • requests for flexible working
    • promotion, training or other developmental opportunities.
  • collect and monitor employee and applicant data and information and publish annually in line with our statutory responsibilities, including Gender Pay Gap information.
  • be a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, make reasonable adjustments and support disabled staff to remain in work.
  • be a member of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme to support and encourage defence and the armed forces community into the workplace. 

Equalities Workforce Monitoring Report 2020/21 (PDF) [658KB]

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Page last updated: 22 Mar 2022