Guide

Implement an equality plan

Introduction

Fair treatment at work is not just a moral and legal right – it also makes good business sense.

Employers who treat employees fairly and flexibly will be best placed to recruit and retain staff in an increasingly diverse and competitive labour market.

A good starting point in promoting equality of opportunity is to have a written equality and diversity policy alongside an equality plan. You should promote both and ensure they are understood and followed within your business.

This guide describes what an equality plan is and how it works effectively alongside your equality and diversity policy.

It also details how an equality plan can benefit your business, how you can develop a plan tailored to your employee needs and how you can ensure it becomes an essential part of your business.