Equality

The Food Standards Agency is committed to providing equality of opportunity and eliminating all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying. It is committed to promoting a good and harmonious working environment in which everyone is treated with respect and will not tolerate discrimination, bullying and harassment of any kind.

FSA employees and individuals working under contract arrangements are required to assist the Agency to meet its commitment to provide equal opportunities in employment and avoid unlawful discrimination.

Public sector equality duty

The Public Sector Duty came into force on 5 April 2011. In line with its requirements, the FSA is committed to having due regard to:

  • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advancing equality of opportunity between different groups
  • fostering good relations between different groups

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