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Equal Opportunities Policy

The College is committed to promoting the practice of equality of opportunity.

The College is committed to a policy and the practice of equality of opportunity. This commitment applies to all aspects of the College’s work and to all members of the College community regardless of gender, age, race, religion, civil partnerships and marriage, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, or any other identifiable discriminating cause, and any other characteristic which may not be covered by legislation that we deem inappropriate.

All those (staff, students, stakeholders, customers, customers and suppliers and general public) connected with East Durham College are expected to take responsibility for ensuring that equality of opportunity and human rights are promoted, to create a culture of mutual respect in which all contributions to society as a whole, and to this organisation, are valued. For example, ensuring that our customers and suppliers’ who are sub-contractors, also promote diversity by responding to learners and staff needs from different groups.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the College’ Disability, Bullying & Harassment, and Recruitment and Selection, Discipline, Grievance and Dignity at Work policies.

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