Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Pharmacies, as employers and service providers, have duties and obligations under equality laws. To be an equal opportunities employer you must not discriminate unlawfully against or harass anyone on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, married or civil partnership, political opinion, religious or similar philosophical belief, race, sexual orientation, disability and age.
The Equality Commission NI provides a range of information, practical advice, guidance, blogs, podcasts and training webinars on how you can manage the equality implications of employing and managing staff and providing services to the public.
More information: www.equalityni.org/Employers-Service-Providers
Diversity Mark NI
The Diversity Mark accreditation is awarded to companies following an assessment process which ensures they have reached the required standard of commitment to advancing Diversity and Inclusion. Companies participating are provided a framework which enables them to reflect on any institutional barriers to unrepresented genders and groups, and then take action. The Diversity Mark accreditation is aimed at all small, mid and large companies and organisations across all sectors, with operations in Northern Ireland.
Pharmacy Forum NI endorses the Diversity Mark NI.
More information: https://diversity-mark-ni.co.uk/
Pharmacists’ Defence Association Allyship
The PDA Allyship is about working towards creating diverse and inclusive communities and by standing up for the rights of those who are marginalised. Although you may not be part of the BAME community, you can support this group and make the effort to understand their struggle and use your voice alongside theirs.
More information: www.the-pda.org/get-involved/networks/bame/allyship
PSNI Equality Data