Derbyshire Dales District Council has a duty to encourage and promote equality as an employer, in the provision of its services and in carrying out its public functions.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is committed to fairness and equality.
- implement and maintain employment practices and services and carry out our public functions in a way that ensures no employee, potential employee or service user is treated unfavourably on the grounds of: their sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity or any other grounds which cannot be justified, either in job related terms or as a requirement of law;
- take positive steps to promote equality of opportunity for service users, employees and potential employees;
- work with our partners to tackle prejudice where it occurs and promote understanding between different groups.
Councillors, employees and those acting on behalf of the District Council, including other organisations and persons commissioned or contracted to deliver public functions, are responsible for implementing and supporting equality and diversity and have a duty to challenge all forms of discrimination, harassment and victimisation and promote equality of opportunity and good relations.
Equality and Diversity Policy
Our Equality & Diversity Policy 2011 (updated March 2016) provides further information on the District Council's commitment to promoting fairness and equality for its employees and services users.