Workplace Equality Policies
Investing in equality for your staff yields dividends for your organisation. Research has found that organisations with a track record on equality and diversity experience the following benefits:
- The ability to recruit and retain high calibre staff;
- Changes to the organisational culture with improved working relations
- and reductions in cases
The best way to assess how your organisation is performing in terms of equality in employment is to undertake an employment equality review. An equality review will give you a good snapshot of your organisation’s performance in terms of equality in employment.
An Equality Policy is a statement of an organisation's committment to equality in carrying out its mission. You can get sample equality policies from a number of sources, including those linked on these pages, for adaptation in your own organisation.
Congress Equality Policy - here
Equality Action Planning framework of the Further Education Support Service - here
Civil Service Employment Equality related circulars:
Circular: Diversity in the Civil Service - here
Code of practice for the employment of people with a disability - here
Policy on Equality of Opportunity - here