Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure
This policy underpins each employer’s approach to discrimination and equal opportunities. It can assist should any claim be brought for discrimination, as if the employer can show that it has a properly implemented equality and diversity policy, this can be used in defence of such a claim. As the sanctions for non-compliance are contained in other policies, this is more for reference purposes, hence the lower business impact. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change and a reference to bullying has been added. References and links checked and remain current.