Improving workplaces: private and public sector

Advice and Guidance

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  • Employers

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Improving workplaces

We have worked closely with employers so that they are more aware of equality and human rights issues. We are encouraging public and private sector employers to adopt workplace policies on mental health and violence against women and domestic abuse. 

Domestic abuse: workplace policies and managing and supporting employees

We have worked with key partners to develop low cost actions employers can take to ensure that staff experiencing violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence feel safe and supported. We've also created low cost, common sense actions that businesses can take to ensure staff experiencing domestic abuse feel safe and supported in the workplace. Find out more about our work on domestic abuse

Mental health is your business 

Download tools which you can use in your workplace to tackle sickness absence and address the stigma associated with mental health. You can find out about our work on mental health in the workplace here

Creating a faith friendly workplace for Muslims

Is Wales Fairer? highlighted the low employment rates of Muslims in Wales – they are least likely to be working of all faith groups. This is despite the proportion of Muslim adults with a degree being slightly above the Welsh average.

We decided to look into this issue in more detail. We are delighted that many individuals and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors have offered work with us.

We have published this summary of our work so far and we are greatly encouraged, and confident, that working together we can find solutions that benefit individuals, businesses and public service.

Along with our digital story we plan to use this learning to raise awareness and to widen the discussion to identify next steps to increasing employment rates of Muslims.

Read and download our summary available in PDF format and Welsh language PDF

Equality exchange network 

Find out about the Equality Exchange network - a forum dedicated to the exchange of ideas and advice for employers and service providers. More details about the Equality Exchange Forum can be found here 

Last updated: 24 Nov 2016

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.


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