Equalities Policies

Bolton Council is committed to challenging inequality, discrimination and disadvantage through its employment practice. The Council recognises the value of diversity in employment and is committed to working practices which promote and protect equal opportunities for all staff. A core competency expected of all our managers is to understand and promote diversity and equality in the workplace.

Supporting this, the council has a range of policies in place which combine to achieve the fair treatment of employees and our principle of creating an environment which eliminates discrimination.


The following policies all have components which support equal opportunities across the organisation:

Adoption Policy

Anti-Harassment Policy Statement

Code of Conduct for Members and Officers

Corporate Guidelines for Managers in Relation to Employing Staff on Fixed Term Contracts

Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedure

Domestic Abuse Policy

Ex-Offenders Policy

Flexible Retirement Policy

Flexible Working Strategy

Grievance Procedure

Home Working Policy

Job evaluation and appeals procedure

Job Share Policy

Leave Policy

Managing Capability Procedure

Managing Sickness Absence Framework

Managing Work-Related Violence, Threats or Abuse to Staff

Maternity Policy

Paternity Policy  

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Restructure, Redundancy and Redeployment Policy

Shared Parental Leave and Pay Policy

Whistleblowing Policy