Equal opportunities policies set out an employer's commitment to fairness, and fair working practices, including the measures that a company or organisation will take to help eliminate and prevent unfair treatment at work.
The areas covered include: recruitment; terms and conditions; pay and benefits; promotion and transfer opportunities; training; dismissal; and redundancy. It can also relate to various different types of unfair treatment, including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation, as well as failure to make reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage caused by a disability.
Denying any individual their right to equal opportunity in the workplace is potentially discrimination, which is considered unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.
What's included in this library?
These policies provide you with frameworks for best practice.
A Dignity at Work Policy plays an important part in preventing staff from experiencing bullying and harassment whilst at work and ensures all staff are clear about what is acceptable behaviour in the workplace.
A diversity policy details how you will aim to avoid discrimination, and how you will create a safe and inclusive atmosphere for workers.
The Equal Opportunities Policy provides specific protection to the Company in respect of the Age Discrimination Regulations that came into force in October 2006.