There is no place for discrimination in NHS Lanarkshire on any grounds.
NHS Lanarkshire recognises the value of diversity within the workplace – the skills and qualities that every individual brings to our organisation.
The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act which strengthens the protection afforded in some situations and creates nine protected characteristics, which cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly. Every person has one or more of the protected characteristics, so the act protects everyone against unfair treatment. The protected characteristics are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
We are committed to the “Positive about Disabled People” standards and are proud to be accredited by Job Centre Plus and to display the ‘double tick’ symbol.
In terms of recruitment, this means that we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.