Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policies

The Equality Act covers nine protected characteristics and the University has developed Codes of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities.

 

Equality and Diversity – UEA Code of Practice

 

Dignity and Respect in the Workplace

 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Dignity and Respect in the Workplace.

This Code of Practice and associated Codes and Briefing Notes have been developed to demonstrate the steps that will be taken to ensure that the University has a culture of dignity and respect and to ensure its compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and other relevant legislation. 

The University has a zero tolerance of unlawful discrimination, harassment or bullying and aims to ensure that staff are treated with dignity and respect at all times and are protected from such behaviour and/or actions. 

The University will thoroughly investigate all reports of inappropriate behaviour and conduct and will take appropriate action to address the situation that is proportionate to each case in line with the relevant University’s Disciplinary, Grievance and Equality & Diversity Code of Practice for Staff. 

 

Briefing Note 26 - Guidance for staff who believe they are being subjected to inappropriate behaviour

Briefing Note 27 - Guidance for staff who believe they have witnessed inappropriate behaviour

Briefing Note 28 - Guidance for staff who have had a complaint of inappropriate behaviour made against them

Briefing Note 29 - Guidance for managers on how to deal with a complaint of inappropriate behaviour

Briefing Note 30 - Stalking and how to seek advice and support

Briefing Note 31 - What is honour based abuse?

Briefing Note 32 - What is forced marriage?

Briefing Note 33 - Domestic Abuse and how to seek support & advice

Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gap – UEA Code of Practice

 

Gender Pay Gap Reports

 

Equal Pay Reviews

 

Protected Characteristics

Age

 

The legislation on age discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment to staff of all age groups.  

The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Promotion of Age Equality in Employment 

UEA Briefing Note 10 - Different types of Age Discrimination 

UEA Briefing Note 11- How to deal with age related hate incidents and crime 

Disability

 

The legislation on disability discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is committed to ensuring that it makes every reasonable effort to provide a supportive, inclusive environment to staff with disabilities and staff that acquire disabilities during the course of their employment.  

The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Disability in Employment 

UEA Briefing Note 1 - Disclosing a Disability 

UEA Briefing Note 2 - Adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 

UEA Briefing Note 3 - Different types of disability discrimination 

UEA Briefing Note 4 - Access to Work 

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership

 

The legislation on discrimination related to marriage and civil partnership is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Marriage and Civil Partnership 

UEA Briefing Note 24 - Disclosing your marital or civil partnership status 

UEA Briefing Note 25 - Different types of marriage and civil partnership Discrimination 

 

Pregnancy and Maternity

 

The legislation on discrimination related to pregnancy and maternity is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University has created the following Code of Practice for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Pregnancy and Maternity 

The Human Resources webpages has information about Maternity Leave and Pay, Shared Parental Leave, Parental Leave and Flexible Working.

 

Race

 

The legislation on race discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010. The University is an international and multicultural community which values and encourages diversity, and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment to staff of all racial groups. 

The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Promotion of Race Equality

UEA Briefing Note 7 - Disclosing your Nationality and Ethnic Origin

UEA Briefing Note 8 - Different types of Race Discrimination

UEA Briefing Note 9 - How to deal with race hate incidents and crime

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Religion or Belief

 

The legislation on religion and belief related discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is an international and multicultural community which values and encourages diversity, and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment to staff of all racial groups. 

The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Religion or Belief 

UEA Briefing Note 17 - Disclosing your Religion or Belief 

UEA Briefing Note 18 - Different types of Discrimination related to religion or belief 

UEA Briefing Note 19 - How to deal with religious or perceived religious hate incidents and crime 

Sex

 

The legislation on sex discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is committed to ensuring that it makes every reasonable effort to provide a supportive, inclusive environment to all staff irrespective of their sex; and, to not unlawfully discriminate against employees, job applicants and trainees because of their sex. 

The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Sex Equality 

UEA Briefing Note 21 - Disclosing your gender 

UEA Briefing Note 22 - Different types of Sex Discrimination 

Sexual Orientation

 

The legislation on sexual orientation related discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is committed to ensuring that it makes every reasonable effort to provide a supportive, inclusive environment to all staff irrespective of their sexual orientation; and, to not unlawfully discriminate against employees, job applicants and trainees because of their sexuality. 

The University has created the following Code of Practice and Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Code of Practice for Staff - Sexual Orientation 

UEA Briefing Note 13 - Disclosing your Sexual Orientation

UEA Briefing Note 15 - Different types of Sexual Orientation Discrimination 

UEA Briefing Note 16 - How to deal with sexual orientation hate incidents and crime 

Transgender

 

The legislation on transgender discrimination is detailed in the Equality Act 2010.  The University is committed to ensuring that it makes every reasonable effort to provide a supportive, inclusive environment to all staff irrespective of their gender identity. 

The University has created the following Briefing Notes for staff and managers to raise awareness, provide information and guidance, and inform them about their responsibilities. 

UEA Briefing Note 5 - Guidance for Transgender and Non-binary People 

UEA Briefing Note 6 - Glossary of Transgender Terms 

UEA Briefing Note 23 - How to deal with transgender hate incidents and crime 

In addition, a Staff Transition Guide is available on the Equality and Diversity pages detailing the University’s policy of support for trans and non-binary staff and the practical support available. 

Reporting incidents – Report and Support reporting form is intended to be used to gather information on incidents of assault, harassment and hate that is experienced by staff, students and visitors.  The information will be used to offer support, guidance and identify preventative measures to reduce incidents.  You can choose not to provide identifying information, however if you do, we will not be able to offer any support or guidance. 

 

You can also contact the following to discuss your concerns and seek support and guidance: