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Equal Oppor​tunities & Diversity

CHAS equal opportunities & diversity application

Our equal opportunities & diversity application provides clients with information on your equality and diversity policies, and how you promote these among your workforce. 

The documents, and your responses, will be available for clients to view.

The Equality Act 2010 aims to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and allows organisations, to foster good relations. The Act also establishes a new Single Equality Duty on public authorities. This consolidates the three existing public duties on race, disability and gender. Additionally, it covers age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment. Clients who are assessing your suitability for selection will be looking for evidence that you are compliant in your processes in accordance with legislation.

They will want to consider if the contractor is compliant with its statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010. They may also consider:

  • Is the contractor committed to non-discrimination and the advancement of equal opportunity in their business processes, (not only in recruitment, but also selection and promotion and in the process of supplying your goods/services or works)?
  • Does the contractor foster good relations when running their business and providing service?

Applicable Legislation: Equality Act 2010 & Human Rights Act 1998

The kind of information requested can include;​

  • Your Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
  • Details of any unlawful discrimination or breach of equality law, or any formal investigations carried out on your organisation in the last three years
  • Copies of recruitment, training and promotion instructions, documents available to employees and trade union, and recruitment advertisements or other literature, which demonstrate how your policy is communicated to staff and recruits​​