Being a fair employer

Being a fair employer

Our aim is to be a fair regulator, and a fair employer. This page provides more information about how we meet our aim of being a fair employer.

As an employer we have to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. This legislation means that we have to treat everyone fairly and not discriminate in our workforce activities, for example, in recruiting staff, or in how we work together. You can find out more about the Equality Act 2010 on our website.

For us being a fair employer goes beyond meeting our legal obligations.

It’s about treating everyone fairly and with dignity and respect. We want to have a workplace that is open and supportive at every level, and free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. In fact treating everyone fairly, being honest, and striving to be open and transparent, are all part of our organisational values.

Being a fair employer is also about encouraging and valuing the differences that we all have, and recognising the value that these differences bring to our work. The doctors who we regulate are diverse, and we protect patients who are also diverse. So we need a workforce that reflects the diversity of the UK’s talented people, because the more different perspectives and skills we have, the better equipped we are to meet the needs of our interest groups.

We’re committed to celebrating the diversity of our staff and provide a number of networks for staff to join for networking, information sharing and support, such as our LGBTQ+ network. You can learn more about this here.

Contact us

If you have any access requirements, for example, because of a disability, we can appoint a member of the recruitment team, to make sure we meet your needs. An example of an adjustment is providing application forms or selection tests in large print for someone who is visually impaired. You can contact us on 0161 923 6273 or email, if you have any questions, or would like to discuss your access requirements.

View our policies

View the GMC's Equality and diversity Policy (pdf) and Dignity at Work Policy (pdf)