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Equality, Diversity and Gender Based Policies

Equal Pay Statement

The Equal Pay Statement was agreed in partnership, and outlines NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s support for the principle of equal opportunities in employment.

NHSGGC is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in employment and believes that staff should receive equal pay for the same or broadly similar work, or work rated as equivalent and for work of equal value,
regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity or race, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, political beliefs, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

NHSGGC recognises that in order to achieve equal pay for employees doing the same or broadly similar work, work rated as equivalent, or work of equal value, it should operate pay systems which are transparent, based on objective criteria and free from unlawful bias.

Statement

Equality, Diversity & Human Rights

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s vision is to be a just and inclusive organisation in which everyone who receives services or works for us has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

This cannot be achieved if there is prejudice, discrimination, alienation, or social exclusion. Services need to be accessible, appropriate and sensitive to the needs of all service users. No-one should be excluded or experience particular difficulty in accessing and effectively using our services due to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race/ethnicity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As an Equal Opportunities employer we strive to have staff with the right skills to deliver equitable and quality services. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are not discriminated against and are appropriately supported in the workplace.

NHSGGC is committed to developing an organisational culture that promotes Equality and Diversity.

Policy

Gender Reassignment Policy

Gender Based Violence

NHSGGC is committed to meeting the needs of its diverse workforce.  The Gender-Based Violence Policy is aimed at ensuring staff at all levels in the organisation are safe to disclose their experiences of abuse in order to access support and increase safety for themselves and others.

Board Gender-Based Violence Policy

The Policy is supported by guidance for managers.

If you have any questions in relation to this policy please contact the HR Support and Advice Unit.

Managers Guidance

Our policy includes a guidance section that can help you to manage these difficult conversations.

Board Gender Based Violence Manager Guidance

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Policy

The term ‘gender based violence’ covers a number of different types of abuse. GBV includes domestic abuse, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Although primarily experienced by women, the policy recognises that men too can experience abuse.

 An employee might speak to a colleague, their manager, one of our HR team or Occupational Health and disclose abuse. At all times, the support and advice offered will be non-judgemental and sensitive to the employee’s needs.  

An employee who is experiencing abuse (e.g. psychological abuse, threats, stalking, harassment) may have an urgent need for a workplace risk assessment and safety planning to assess potential risks.

While the primary purpose of the policy is to outline the support available to employees who are experiencing abuse, the policy also provides advice and guidance on dealing with perpetrators of gender based violence.

Top Tips on using the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Policy ……..

  1. Our managers are expected to be available and approachable; to listen and reassure; respond in a sensitive and non-judgemental manner and discuss how the Board can support employees.
  2. Don’t jump to conclusions. Colleagues and/or managers might notice that one of the team isn’t quite their usual self. You may think there are signs that abuse is happening. You might notice bruises – but don’t jump to conclusions.