The Moray Council believes in and is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. The Council recognises its responsibilities as an employer to encourage the fair treatment of all employees and job applicants and the benefits this brings to the Council and its employees.
Whilst it is recognised that deep rooted misconceptions and prejudices are difficult to change, the policy will enable the Council to follow through this commitment and go above and beyond the relevant employment legislation.
The policy applies to all managers, employees and prospective employees of the Council and is fully supported and endorsed by both the elected members and Chief Executive.
We are committed to ensuring the fair and equal treatment of all employees and job applicants.
We aim to ensure:
We oppose all forms of discrimination, direct or indirect, and aim to eliminate discriminatory practice and promote measures to combat its effects
The Council as an employer will:
Employees of the Council must:
The Council will deal promptly and effectively with all allegations of discrimination in employment. All complaints must be addressed to the Personnel Services Manager. Assistance may also be available from a Trade Union Official, the Commission for Racial Equality or the Equal Opportunities Commission.
All complaints of discrimination will be taken most seriously and disciplinary action may be taken against any participant