Discrimination, harassment and victimisation should have no role at work. With this in mind during November 2017 we are offering employers a free Equal Opportunities Policy.

A good Equal Opportunities Policy can set a clear minimum standard of behaviour to let people know where they stand.

The policy can cover employees, officers, workers, agency workers, contractors, volunteers and job applicants. It can set out a simple explanation of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and disability discrimination.

Importantly for employers who are vicariously liable for harassment committed by their employees in the course of employment, a good Equal Opportunities Policy combined with publicity, training and proper action in the event of a breach can help establish a defence to a claim against harassment.

For more information or to speak to one of our employment solicitors about a free Equal Opportunities Policy, please call us on 01924 387 110 or request a callback.

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