Equality and diversity

OISC's equality and diversity policies.

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner ( the OISC) is committed to equality of opportunity in the selection and development of its staff, in the provision of a work environment free from discrimination and the way in which it deals with external stakeholders.

Our aim is for our staff to put into practice the principles of equality and diversity.

The OISC will not tolerate discrimination in any form against anyone possessing a protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010:

  • age
  • race
  • sex
  • gender reassignment
  • disability
  • sexual orientation
  • religion or belief
  • pregnancy or maternity
  • civil partnership or marriage

Nor will we discriminate because of working patterns or trade union membership, and we will not tolerate harassment or bullying on these or any other grounds.

We are fully committed to, and undertaking action on, the duties placed upon us as a public body under the Equality Act 2010 and other legislation that combat discrimination and promote equality and diversity.

We will ensure that everyone in the OISC is respected and can give of their best, irrespective of who they are or what job they do. We will work hard to ensure that our services are accessible to the diverse customers we serve.

OISC equality and diversity scheme

The OISC equality and diversity scheme describes how we will meet our obligation to put equality at the heart of our business.

We view equality as something that affects us all regardless of background, and we are committed to working closely with everyone who is affected by, or interested in, our commitment to this. We see this as an ongoing process.