Equality in employment

Information on apprentices and Project Search, gender and ethnicity pay gap, pay policy and policy statement.

Policy statement

Hillingdon council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among its workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

This means that all employees, job applicants and others who work for us will be treated fairly. The aim is for our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and Hillingdon residents, and for each employee to feel respected, able to give their best, and be themselves at work.

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 2022/23 (PDF) [139KB]

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Page last updated: 13 Nov 2023