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Equal opportunities policy checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your organisation’s needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Make the Equal Opportunities Policy available to employees. You could, for example, include it in induction packs, send it out by email, or put it on an intranet site.

A copy of your Equal Opportunities Policy will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

You should also download and securely store a copy of your Equal Opportunities Policy for your records.

Make sure you comply with the law on equal opportunities. Just having an Equal Opportunities Policy in place doesn’t mean you’ve complied with your legal obligations. Make sure your organisation only makes commitments in your Equal Opportunities Policy that it can realistically meet. Make a clear plan for how you will implement the measures set out in your Equal Opportunities Policy, including appointing somebody to have overall responsibility and day-to-day responsibility for equal opportunities. 

Remember that this Equal Opportunities Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by employees. You can ask employees to sign an acknowledgement to show that they have seen the Equal Opportunities Policy, but it’s not legally required.

Keep records of any amendments made to this Equal Opportunities Policy. If you amend your Equal Opportunities Policy after publishing it you should store a copy of your new version and keep a dated copy of each previous version of your Equal Opportunities Policy that has been in force. You should also maintain a record of when each version was introduced and how it was made available to your employees.


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