Equality in employment
Sandwell Council is committed to a policy of ensuring equality of opportunity in employment for all, and to taking action to avoid discrimination.
Job applicants are considered only on their ability to do the job for which they are applying.
The Council's Equality Policy states the following:
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to achieving the highest standards of employment practice. Equality of opportunity for all of the workforce is an integral part of this commitment.
The council will not tolerate less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependents, age, trade union or political activities, religious beliefs, spent offences or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.
The council seeks to provide a positive role model for other organisations in the community.
To achieve these aims the council will continue to:
- Ensure that its employment practices provide equality of opportunity for both current and prospective employees and promote a work culture that values diversity.
- Use the Equality Act 2010 and any other appropriate legislation as a framework for action to support initiatives.
- Work in partnership with community groups and other agencies to remove any barriers to fair and equal treatment.