The Department is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a policy of equal opportunities in employment. It aims to create the conditions in which its staff are treated equitably regardless of age, ‘race’, nationality, ethnic origin, faith, disability, staff category, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental status, political belief or social or economic class, or any other criteria that cannot be shown to be properly justifiable.
The Department has a positive and statutory duty to consider the implications for equality in everything we do. We have to monitor our policies so that these are working to ensure that a diversity of backgrounds and experiences is valued and achieved.
The group members look after the following protected characteristics: