HLC believes in and is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. We recognise our responsibilities as an employer to encourage the fair treatment of all employees and job applicants and the benefits this brings to HLC 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 HLC and is fully supported and endorsed by the Chief Executive.
We are committed to ensuring the fair and equal treatment of all employees and job applicants.
We aim to ensure:
- No-one receives less favourable treatment on any grounds including age, sex, marital status, colour, race, political or religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, etc.
- There is no discrimination in employment and that decisions on recruitment, promotion, training and development, and terms and conditions are based solely on job related ability and merit;
- All Managers and employees accept their responsibilities for good equal opportunities practices and work together towards a positive approach and a culture of fairness and equal treatment for all.
We oppose all forms of discrimination, direct or indirect, and aim to eliminate discriminatory practice and promote measures to combat its effects
Our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy covers both employment and service provision. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work.
Before applying for a job with HLC, it’s natural that you’d want to have a really clear idea of what it’s like to work for HLC. So, as well as telling you about our generous employment benefits package we’ve included some first hand comments from people who already work for us.