Discrimination is never OK. Workplace discrimination – whether based on gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality or pregnancy and parental status – puts people at a significant risk of developing a mental health condition.
At the same time, employees with an existing mental health condition often face high levels of discrimination relating to their condition.
Regardless of how and where it happens, discrimination can harm your business financially and culturally, and put it at risk of legal action.
To combat discrimination, Heads Up encourages all organisations to put in place anti-discrimination policies and procedures, including disability and mental health provisions.