Jobs with an Anti-Discrimination Policy
Are you interested in jobs with an anti-discrimination policy? We discuss the importance of an anti-discrimination policy in all workplaces and where to find jobs with a firm anti-discrimination policy and stance. Read on to find out more.
All jobs in the UK should protect their members of staff from any form of discrimination, including:
- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination
Protected characteristics are protected from workplace discrimination and are entitled to equitable workplace support under the Equality Act of 2010. However, unfortunately, employees across the UK have very different experiences with how their employers deal with and prevent discrimination. Many employees are let down and experience negligent approaches from their employers.
This is a particular concern of diverse job seekers who may fit into protected characteristic categories, such as those in the BAME community, the LGBTQIA+ community, migrants, older people, and so on. These job seekers will be particularly keen to find employers that proactively act against discrimination in the workplace and have a firm anti-discrimination policy.
On this page, we are going to talk more about why this is so important and where to find jobs with a firm anti-discrimination policy and stance.
Why Employers Need a Stance on Discrimination
Workplace discrimination is, unfortunately, still rife in the U.K. workforce. Diverse employees regularly face unfair and discriminatory behaviour both in recruitment and active employment.
This discrimination can be extremely harmful to both individual people and to communities as a whole. It can cause stress and mental health issues, and it can also cause more systemic problems such as the BAME pay gap and the disability employment gap.
When employers have a strong anti-discrimination policy, it tackles the issue head-on. Not only can individual issues be dealt with quickly and efficiently, but it also works to prevent issues from happening in the first place. If every employee in a workplace is aware of a firm anti-discrimination policy, it is more likely that an inclusive and equal working environment can be created in which diverse employees feel safe and supported rather than harassed and excluded.
Attitude starts from the top and trickles down, so it is paramount that employers are clear about discrimination having no place in their company,
Finding Jobs with an Anti-Discrimination Policy
If you are a diverse job seeker looking to find a safe working environment where you won’t have to deal with discrimination, bias and exclusion check out our resources at Aspiring to Include to help you find inclusive and anti-discrimination employment opportunities.
Take a look at both our inclusive job board and our directory of inclusive employers for your ideal job opportunity. Finding a diversity-positive employer is one of the best ways to find a job without discrimination and bias, as they have publicly committed to working on their EDI approach and developing a better approach for all diverse job seekers. These are the only kind of employers we work with so these are the people you will find listed on our inclusive job board and employer directory.
We also have a lot of guides and resources to help you along the way, helping you with how to apply for a job, how to deal with HR, and how to discuss any diversity concerns you may have with an employer.
Everything you need to find an inclusive, happy, and safe career as a diverse job seeker – we have it right here on our site.
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