Equality and Diversity

When growing a business consideration should be given to two important areas: Sustainable development and Equality and Diversity.

Equality and Diversity is vital for a business to consider when growing, and businesses should ask themselves some key questions. For example, what steps will be taken to prevent discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation? How will accessibility for people with disabilities be taken into account?

Below we include some useful links for more information. If you need further advice, please get in touch with us for an appointment with a Business Connector.    

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. www.acas.org.uk

Read more : ACAS guide on equality and discrimination in the workplace  

PLUSS is a social enterprise which supports people with disabilities or long term health issues into employment: www.pluss.org.uk


Disability Confident

The Government's Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.

Disability Confident employers of all sizes are:

  • challenging attitudes towards disability
  • increasing understanding of disability
  • removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

Why you should become Disability Confident

Being Disability Confident could help you discover someone your business just can’t do without.

Whether an employee has become disabled during their working life, or you’re looking for new recruits, being Disability Confident can help your people fulfil their potential and contribute fully to your team’s success.

By being Disability Confident, you’ll also be seen as leading the way in your business sector and beyond, helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.

For example, Acacia can gain all the benefits of Denise’s wealth of experience because they signed up to become a Disability Confident Employer.

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