Diversity and Inclusion: Anti-Discrimination Policy

Use this customizable Anti-Discrimination Policy template as a starting point for your diversity and inclusion initiative.

Use this customizable PeopleGoal Anti-Discrimination Policy template as an outline for your company’s Diversity & Inclusion policies.

What is an Anti-Discrimination Policy?

An anti-discrimination policy is a series of processes and procedures put in place by organizations to maximize Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace and to promote equal opportunities.

Companies must define both Diversity and Inclusion to constitute what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. Policies apply to employees, contractors, customers, and stakeholders.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - definition

Why is it important to have an Anti-Discrimination Policy?

Under the Equality Act (2010), companies are legally required to protect the rights of, and prevent staff from discriminating against workers based on their race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

This reduces unfair treatment, advances equality and opportunity for all and promotes a more fair society in general.

It is important to value and respect all diverse life experiences within your company culture. Equal opportunities in terms of promotion, compensation, and benefits should be available for all employees.

Anti-Discrimination policies ensure that people feel safe, confident, and comfortable at work. No one should experience prejudice or harassment and everybody deserves to have a voice.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - why is it important

What’s included in an Anti-Discrimination Policy?

Our Anti-Discrimination Policy template includes:

  1. A Company Mission Statement
  2. A declaration of how Diversity & Inclusion is a part of your company values
  3. Your company’s definition of “Diversity” and “Inclusion”
  4. A list of measures taken to promote D&I and ensure equal opportunities
  5. A point of contact to report discrimination and offer suggestions

Anti-Discrimination Policy - what's included

Examples of Measures taken

Anti-Discrimination Policy - measures

Disclaimer: The PeopleGoal Policies are general templates and should only be used as a basis for company policies. Please take into account all local, state, and federal laws when drafting your company’s final policies. This is not a legal document or a contract, and PeopleGoal will not assume any legal liability associated with the use of this document.

If you need further guidance on how to implement diversity and inclusion in your workplace, read our Insider’s Guide on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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