Discrimination and Diversity
Paying out a compensation award following a discriminatory case could cripple your business. The highest award ever made for a discrimination case was an eye-watering £4.5 million (Michalak v Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, 2011). Comply with the Equality Act 2010 and foster a positive, non-discriminatory atmosphere in the workplace with carefully-worded policies, procedures and notices to employees. Use these documents and checklists to ensure that nobody inadvertently or intentionally discriminates against an employee or job candidate and understand how you can make reasonable adjustments to avoid disability discrimination.