We will not discriminate because of working patterns or trade union membership

We will not discriminate because of working patterns

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characteristics listed above. We will not discriminate because of working patterns or trade union membership and we will regard any harassment or bullying on these of any other grounds as a serious matter. We will take disciplinary action against employees who are found to have disregarded this policy. A specific policy for tackling bullying and harassment is available for employees. 4.2 To support our commitment to equality and diversity Northumberland council will: Seek opportunities to promote equality and diversity Regularly monitor, assess and consult on the impact of our policies, services and functions to ensure they are fair and reflect different needs and opinions Use our influence in communities and with our partners and businesses to generate opportunities for the people of Northumberland Make equality and consideration of different needs a part of our everyday business. October 2011 3
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4.3 To do this we will expect all of our Councillors, employees and contractors to: Treat all customers and colleagues with dignity and respect at all times Provide the best possible standards of service to all our customers Consider different needs and opinions to make our services as inclusive and accessible as possible Promote fair access to services and employment opportunities to all parts of the community. 5. Specific Commitments in Employment 5.1 Northumberland County Council is committed to being a fair and supportive employer, developing skills within our workforce so that employees are able to deliver high quality services to everyone 5.2 In order to achieve this we will: Carry out recruitment fairly Consider equality requirements in all employment policies and practices Provide training information to employees Treat all employees fairly, with dignity and respect at all times Tackle unacceptable behaviour in the workplace Provide employees from all parts of the council with opportunities to influence the development of our policies and practice Reward employees fairly Promote a good work-life balance and opportunities to work flexibly Support disabled employees by making reasonable adjustments Monitor the make-up of our workforce and seek to make our workforce reflect the population of Northumberland Make employees aware of how to raise issues if they feel discrimination has taken place Publicise bullying harassment and victimisation policies to employees Make employees aware that contravention of this policy will be considered a disciplinary offense.
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