Why is it important to have a Equal Opportunities Policy?
Ensuring you have a solid, easy to follow Equal Opportunities Policy is one of the most important polices a business can have. Without one, you are increasing the risk of putting yourself and your business in to a position where someone goes down the race discrimination route.
With the average award for race discrimination being £102,259 it is critical to have a compliant policy in place to guide and protect your business when it comes to areas such as age, disability, gender nationality, sexual orientation and religion to name a few.
Areas covered in the Equal Opportunities Policy policy include:
- Purpose and Scope
- Code of practice
- Recruitment and selection
- Promotion, transfer and training
- Terms of employment, benefits, facilities and services
- Grievances, disciplinary procedures, dismissals and redundancies