Equality and Diversity

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy

1. Introduction

This document is a statement of Hampshire County Council's policy for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices.

As well as accepting its responsibilities under current legislation, the County Council is committed to broad principles of social justice. It confirms that equalities extends into all of the services it provides as well as in its employment policies and practices. It recognises that people are discriminated against and disadvantaged in employment, and that passive policies will not reverse this discrimination and disadvantage. The County Council will take steps to ensure equality of opportunity in employment through positive action initiatives.