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Disabilities and Employment

The Disability in the Workplace Guidance has been revised and updated (May 2018) and a Summary of the Changes can be found here. Click here to view the Guidance on Disability in the Workplace. What is a Disability? The law states that a person has a disability when they have a

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British Sign Language (BSL)

With Aberdeen being the 3rd largest city in Scotland, census data shows that the city of Aberdeen has 563 people over the age of three who are users of British Sign Language (BSL) and it is a statutory requirement for us to have a Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP). To

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Equality and Diversity

Supporting Carers in the Workplace

  Supporting Carers at ACC Many people balance caring responsibilities with their employment. For carers, work can be a source of financial stability but may also be important to having a life outside of their caring role. However, undertaking a caring responsibility is often very challenging and stressful and can

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Age

Age Positive Employer Champion Aberdeen City Council is an Age Positive Employer Champion due to its dedication to the prevention of age discrimination in the workplace.  Aberdeen City Council does not have age restrictions on recruitment (except the legal age of employment), is non-discriminatory with training scheme or apprenticeships and

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Faith, Religion and Belief

  What is covered under the Equality Act (2010)? To be considered as having a protected characteristic, a person must belong to a religion that has a clear structure and belief system. Denominations or sects within a religion can be considered a protected religion or religious belief, for instance Protestants

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Gender

  Gender Equality Duty Gender Equality in terms of employment is led by the Gender Equality Duty: to ensure that employers eliminate discrimination and harassment in their employment practices and actively promote gender equality within the workforce.  In order to meet this duty, work is undertaken in the following areas:

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LGBT+

  What is LGBT+? LGBT+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Plus.  The plus includes, for example, people who are a-sexual, pan-sexual, intersex and gender fluid.  For a list of some LGBT+ terminology, please see the Stonewall Glossary of Terms. Transgender Equality and Transitioning in the Workplace We have

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Race

  What is covered under the Equality Act (2010)? Race covers colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins. Race Equality at Aberdeen City Council We endeavour to have a diverse and inclusive workforce which is also representative of the community we serve. Therefore, we link closely with community organisations such

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Equality and Diversity

  As an organisation, we want to ensure that everybody feels valued and respected.  We endeavour to ensure equal opportunities for all and we appreciate our diverse and talented workforce.  Research has proven that an organisation that values diversity and gets it right, is more productive and performs better.  Not

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Equality and Diversity
additional information

Equalities legislation has existed for more than fifty years. Society and employers have come a long way in that time.  However, there are still gender pay gaps and inequality within workplaces.  Want to understand more about some of the underlying causes including the link between violence and inequality?
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August 2020

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