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Equal Opportunities Policies

Equal Opportunities Policies

Equal opportunities policies provide detail on how equality of opportunity should be managed in the workplace.  The document needs to set out the basic stance that the employer takes in managing equality of opportunity in the workplace, and in ensuring fairness for all.

One of the first questions asked of employers in discrimination claims is whether they have an equal opportunities policy in place. The absence of an appropriate policy is not a good starting point for the defence of such claims.

Given the breadth of discrimination law, it is essential that employers not only familiarise themselves with their legal obligations, but that they implement a fair policy and stick to it. 

M.E.L. can provide an Equal Opportunities Policy that is tailored entirely to your business and can also assist you in maintaining, communicating and enforcing it.