Rutland County Council is committed to providing access to services to all citizens, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The Council wants to ensure that customers who access our services, job seekers and employees are treated fairly and without unlawful discrimination. It promotes a culture where people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected and valued. The Council will work with its partners in sharing good practice and combating discrimination.
The Council is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination (including harassment of any kind). The Council will take appropriate action wherever instances of discrimination and harassment occur, in the delivery of services and in the course of employment.
The Council will fulfil its legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the associated Public Sector Equality Duty by giving 'due regard' to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; and
- foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
This will include removing and/or minimising disadvantages, taking steps to meet the needs of different people and encouraging people from protected groups to participate in society.
Further Information and Guidance on the Equality Act can be found on the Gov.uk website.
Equality and Diversity Statement
Rutland's Equality and Diversity Statement demonstrates the Council’s commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone in Rutland.
Gender Pay Gap Report
From 2017 any organisation that employs 250 people or more must publish and report specific data about their gender pay gap.
The gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and women. It is not about men and women being paid differently for the same job.