Wigan Council expects all employees to behave with respect towards their colleagues and customers regardless of gender, age, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religious faith or belief, disability, social class, marital status or sexual orientation.
As an employer the council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its existing and potential employees, and upholds the right of each employee to be judged on merit and competence.
The council undertakes this responsibility by promoting equality of opportunity through our employment policies, practices and service delivery arrangements.
We seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination which contravene our Equal Opportunities commitment.
We respect cultural difference and promote an environment of cultural awareness, valuing diversity and using people’s talents to the full.
We accept the right of each employee and customer to be treated fairly and monitor recruitment activity to ensure our policies and practices support this.