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Preventing discrimination and valuing diversity

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What does this involve?

Equality legislation guides employers on how to avoid discrimination and instead recruit and treat staff fairly. This promotes workplace diversity, which encourages improved staff morale and retention as well as greater innovation in the business. Equality legislation also extends to how businesses must treat their customers.

To better understand employers’ legal duties under the Equality Act 2010, read the in-depth Business Gateway guide to preventing discrimination and valuing diversity.

You can find out in our free guide about:

  • types of discrimination and when it can occur
  • avoiding discrimination during recruitment
  • equal pay and conditions
  • discrimination over age, race, religion or disability
  • marriage, civil partnership, maternity and gender reassignment discrimination
  • promoting equality and diversity
  • monitoring equality and diversity

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland that has, or plans to recruit, employees.

How long does this take?

Set aside 16 minutes to read this in-depth guide to preventing discrimination and valuing diversity.

Important information

Carefully document the recruitment process to protect your business against any future claim of unlawful discrimination. Whoever you choose to recruit, you must be able to justify your decision.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on preventing discrimination and valuing diversity.

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