The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:

  • Age
  • Being or becoming a transsexual person
  • Being married or in a civil partnership
  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • Have a disability
  • Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice is an Equal Opportunities employer and our services are provided fairly and non-discriminatory.


We have a committee group that works to ensure we are able to be best practice complaint for individuals with a physical disability, learning difficulty, specific learning difficulty or other debilitating condition.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 set out a public authority’s gender pay gap reporting duties, which form part of its public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010.

Click here to see our Gender Pay Statement 2019.

Dignity at work

We have procedures and policies in place that make staff aware of the issues surrounding many forms of discrimination including bullying, harassment, whistle-blowing, tackling violence, racial and other forms of discrimination.

Cultural Awareness Training

The hospice has ongoing training on equality issues, which we work with other organisations to deliver.

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