Equality Bill compliance
The new Equality Bill comes in to force soon, bringing together a wide range of legislation covering equality, access and discrimination in many forms. The Bill represents a substantial Challenge to organisations because it is framed in such a way that you cannot ‘comply’ with the law, rather the organisation must be able to show that it has been guided by it and has acted to implement its principles.
Thus equality is not like health and safety. A health and safety inspector can appear on your doorstep inspect your premises and processes and give you a certificate. There can be no parallel equality inspectors. There may however, be a whole plethora of consultants styling themselves equality auditors who need have no qualifications what so ever and whose reports will be of uncertain value.