Babergh and Mid Suffolk know that some people can experience discrimination and disadvantage, as employees and as service users.
It can be more difficult for people to get access to employment and services because of who they are or their particular situation.
The Equality Act 2010 protects people on the basis of nine 'protected characteristics' to ensure that everyone really does receive a fair chance of employment and use of services.
The protected characteristics are:
Babergh and Mid Suffolk wants to, and must by law, take account of how these characteristics affect opportunities to access its services and employment.
Any matter involving unfairness arising as a result of a person’s protected characteristic(s) is considered an 'equality issue'.
Under the Equality Act the Council has a duty in everything that we do as an employer and service provider, to take account of the need to:
Karen Coll, Corporate Business Improvement Manager
Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX
Phone: 01449 724566
In Mid Suffolk we have a Disability Forum.