Home About the council Equality and diversity Equality act 2010 The Equality Act legally protects people from discrimination at work and in society in general.The Act covers 9 protected characteristics, these are:agedisabilitygender reassignmentmarriage and civil partnershippregnancy and maternityrace – this includes ethnic or national origins, colour and nationalityreligion or beliefsexsexual orientationGOV.UK provides more information on the Equality ActOur Equality, Diversity and Human Rights strategyWe believe in promoting equality, diversity, human rights and community cohesion because they’re an important part of making sure everyone is treated fairly.The strategy sets out our promise for working on this within Leicestershire between 2016 -2020. It includes information about our aims, how we will measure progress and who is responsible for monitoring the work.Equality strategy 2016-2020 PDF 221 kb Opens new windowEasy read version - Equality strategy 2016-2020 PDF 1.8 mb Equality, diversity, community cohesion and human rights charter PDF, 92 kbOpens new windowEquality action planThe strategy is supported by an Equality action plan which sets out in more detail what we will do over the next year to stop discrimination, increase equality of opportunity and encourage good relations in the way that we deliver our services, to our communities and in our workforce. Equality action plan 2016-2017 PDF, 335 kbOpens new windowEmployment Equality MonitoringWe collect information about the make up of our workforce. The Workforce Equalities Profile shows the current target and a summary of this information for the last 5 years.Workforce Equalities Profile PDF, 58 kbOpens new windowEmployment Equality Monitoring information for previous years is available below:Workforce planning statistics 2014/2015 PDF, 2.3 mbOpens new windowEquality & Human Rights Impact Assessments (EHRIA)Equality & human rights impact assessments are used to see what effect changes to services or policies will have on people with protected characteristics.The assessments also help us to understand whether our services are meeting everyone’s needs. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.