The Equality Act came into force in October 2010.
The Act brings together over 116 seperate pieces of legislation into one single act.
The Equality Act provides protection from discrimination on the nine Protected Characteristics:
Athena SWAN - The University of Warwick currently holds a Silver Athena award and all STEMM Departments hold either a Bronze or Silver award. From November 2015 all departments can now apply for a Athena Charter mark.
Race Equality Charter Mark - Improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students with higher education.
HR Excellence - The HR Excellence Awards are the most sought after and prestigious in the industry. Warwick was awarded their award in 2012 and successfully passed the 2 year review process in January 2014.
Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. Warwick is a Stonewall Champion and has submitted for the Workplace Equality Index 2016.
The University launched the revised Dignity at Warwick policy for staff and students at the Dignity at Warwick event held in November 2014, as it is keen to develop an approach to tackling harassment and bullying by emphasising positive behaviour and the responsibilities that we all have to challenge inappropriate behaviour when we see it.
The University regards all forms of harassment, including bullying, as unacceptable.
The Dignity Contact resources pages have been created to provide guidance for Dignity Contacts.
Say NO to Bullying and Harassment
The University is pleased to support the development of staff networks and is inviting staff, should they wish, to express an interest in joining one of the proposed staff network groups.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT)
- Black, Minorty, Ethnic (BME)
- Disability Staff Network
- Working Parents Network
- Carer's Network
NEW Factsheets on Protected Characteristics - Short Factsheets have been created to give a snapshot of support, initiatives and guidance in place for supporting staff with Protected Characteristic's.
Diversity Calendar 2015/16 - Take a look at the fabulous images and key dates for your diary.
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