Role of EHRC is Persuade Enable Enforce to overcome the challenges as above

Role of ehrc is persuade enable enforce to overcome

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Role of EHRC is Persuade, Enable & Enforce to overcome the challenges as above. Persuade – Why equality and diversity For any business we can divide the issue of equality & diversity into three strands: Minimising exposure to risk (Legal case) Business Case Moral Case Legal Case UK Legislation on Racial Equality The Human Rights Act (1998) The Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000) The Equality Act (2006) Good equality policies can help businesses reduce their exposure to risk through reducing the number of cases brought to employment tribunal on the grounds of race discrimination The financial risk to businesses of having a case brought against them can be substantial, for example in the UK: 85,034 claims lodged at the tribunal in 2006/07 under the various equality legislation maximum fine in an equality case was £138,648 Race cases – In 2003-04 there were over 2800 cases registered There can also be significant other costs to a business in addition to the potentially huge fines. Employment tribunal cases can bring substantial negative publicity for a business irrespective of whether they are found guilty or not. Press coverage, both in national and local press will damage a business' reputation. Damage to business image and subsequent standing in the community can lead to a drop in trade. Employers may find that consumers, both other businesses and individuals, will prefer to take their custom elsewhere, to businesses that have good ethical and social policies. Customers may become wary of businesses that have a history of discrimination, fearing that they too might be discriminated against in the level of service offered to them. Allegations of discrimination will also impact on overall staff morale and can generate an atmosphere for mistrust and fear. Negative publicity surrounding tribunal cases may also cause employers difficulties when recruiting suitably skilled staff. Increasingly potential employees are 'vetting' businesses when applying for jobs, and those with a history of discrimination will not be an employer of choice. This argument is usefull, when linking equality and diversity to the Finance department. Business Case
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Changing demographics/Employer of Choice : For business, the lesson is clear. The failure to use human potential to the full will become more damaging as labour markets become more competitive and mobile. The imperative for employers to treat and reward all their staff fairly will become more and more difficult to resist. And the benefits are there to be reaped. There are clearly competitive benefits to be gained by employers who take every step to ensure they recruit from the widest possible talent pool. Business Growth Expanding the business is a key objective for most business leaders. With business growth comes a greater share of the market, higher turnover and increased profits. Having good equality policies and a diverse workforce can help businesses access new customers and markets, and lucrative government contracts.
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