Equality and diversity
At Mansfield District Council we are committed to equality and diversity in everything we do.
The Council strives to provide the best possible services to the diverse communities of the Mansfield district. We aim to be a community leader and an effective corporate body which recognises and responds to the different needs of our community - those who visit, live or work in our district. To meet those needs we aim to develop and maintain a safe and sustainable community for everyone.
Mansfield District Council uses the Equality Standard for Local Government to ensure its continuous development. Since adopting the standard the Council has made significant progress and in 2007 we achieved Level 3 making us the first Borough or District Council in the country to do so.
- The Employment Equality Regulations 2003 (Age) makes in unlawful to treat people unfavourably without justification because of their age, or if a person is harassed or victimised because of their age.
- More about 'Age '
- More about 'Disability '
- The general equality duty is a legal obligation which came into force in April 2007, which was introduced by the Equality Act 2006 and in turn amended the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
- More about 'Gender '
- The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report (1999) demonstrated that many public authorities were not adequately addressing the problems of racial discrimination and inequality. As a result, Parliament amended the Race Relations Act (1976) in 2000, requiring public authorities like Mansfield District Council to publish a Race Equality Scheme.
- More about 'Race '
- Religion and Belief
- In 2003, the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) regulations 2003 came into effect, which defined religion or belief as 'a collective worship or clear belief system, or a profound belief that affects a way of life or world view.
- More about 'Religion and Belief '
- Sexual Orientation
- The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) regulations 2003 outlaws discrimination and harassment in employment and vacation training on the ground of sexual orientation.
- More about 'Sexual Orientation '
- Workforce Profile
- The Council is committed to having a workforce that reflects Mansfield District's society, in respect of ethnicity, age, gender, marital status and disability. The workforce is therefore reviewed on a regular basis to determine whether this is being achieved
- More about 'Workforce Profile'
- Equality and Diversity Consultation
- More about 'Equality and Diversity Consultation '
- Equality Impact Assessments
- More about 'Equality Impact Assessments '