Discrimination in the workplace

A serious matter for any employer, no matter how small

Discrimination can take many formats – clearly, there is the blatant and intentional, but there is also the more subtle, possibly unintentional or unconscious form. As an employer it is vital that you are aware of the dangers of discrimination in your workplace and that you take steps to tackle it. Don’t forget, as the employer you could be held responsible for the actions of  employees, contractors etc. if you can’t prove that you have done all you can to educate them and clearly define acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

Employers shouldn’t wait until they see discrimination occurring, they must act to ensure it doesn’t happen in the first place.


It isn’t just the action of employers and managers that can be discriminatory. Colleagues, customers and suppliers can also play a huge role in making feeling someone feel that they are being bullied and harassed.

Employers shouldn’t wait until they see discrimination occurring, they must act to ensure it doesn’t happen in the first place.


How does an employer ensure that its makes staff aware of its rules on treating all colleagues fairly and with respect?

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