Employment & Volunteering

  • This is a key area for equality
  • There are many and complex issues
  • Equality law applies across all “strands” in employment
  • Equality law applies to the whole employment process i.e. recruitment, retention, employment, training & development and “exit” of staff, including subsequent references.

A few employment issues:

• Recruitment
• Storage of data
• Appraisal
• Training and personal development
• Grievances
• Disciplinary action and dismissal


Issues to consider:

  • Equality in recruitment, retention and training
  • Treating volunteers with dignity (they’re not slave labour!) and respecting the valuable contribution they make
  • Being clear on volunteer rights and responsibilities
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