Equality & Diversity

Tayside Contracts is an inclusive organisation fully committed
to eliminating unlawful discrimination and harassment

Our Vision for Equality

Tayside Contracts is an inclusive organisation fully committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and harassment, promoting equality of opportunity and encouraging good community relations both in employment and in the delivery of our services.

We recognise that our most important asset is our people and we respect our employees for the unique differences that they bring to the organisation.

The communities we deliver services to are increasingly diverse and we believe that a diverse workforce reflective of our local communities will result in real business benefits. A diverse range of people from different backgrounds can bring a range of skills, knowledge and ideas. At Tayside Contracts our culture is one of encouragement, and we want our employees to contribute by making suggestions and explaining their point of view.

When selecting applicants for employment, promotion, training or any benefit we will base our decision solely on merit, potential and competence. All employees are actively encouraged to develop and reach their maximum potential which will in turn add value to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation.

No person will be treated less favourably because of their sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, political or religious belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, trade union affiliation, irrelevant criminal conviction, responsibility for dependants or employment status.

Gender Pay Gap

Equality and Diversity Policy

Equalities Mainstreaming Report 2021

Equal Pay Statement

Equal Pay Statement

The Equality Act 2010 and associated regulations require that Tayside Contracts will publish an Equal Pay Statement every four years. This statement is effectively Tayside Contracts' policy on equal pay and has been drafted in accordance with Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) guidance.

Tayside Contracts recognises the need to achieve and promote equality of treatment and opportunity for all employees. Central to this commitment is the principle of equal pay for work of equal value.

With this in mind, Tayside Contracts will continue to operate a pay system which is fair and transparent, and will:

continuously review pay practices to ensure that unfair, unjust or unlawful practices are eliminated

provide training and guidance for those involved in determining pay

inform employees of how their grades are determined

respond to grievances on equal pay as a priority

regularly monitor our pay and grading structure and terms and conditions of employment

An equal pay audit is the most effective way of checking compliance with equal pay obligations and, as such, Tayside Contracts will conduct an equal pay audit every two years. If any unlawful differences in pay are identified, which do not have a valid justification, immediate action will be taken to eliminate the inequality.

If you require further clarification regarding any aspects of the Equal Pay Statement, please contact the Equalities and Communications Section on 01382 834056. 

Joint Committee Approved 26 08 2019

Equalities and Communications Section

If you would like to discuss any equality issues or have any comments or suggestions, please contact our Equalities and Communications Section. 

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1 Soutar Street

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