This “Diversity and Equality Policy” has been drafted for use in the United Arab Emirates in line with best practices.
The Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 (Labour Law) prohibits any kind of discrimination based on race, colour, sex, religion, national or social origin or disability that would weaken equal opportunity. It also establishes equal pay between men and women performing the same work.
The UAE cabinet has approved the issuance of the law on equal wages and salaries for men and women to ensure that women have equal opportunities as partners in the UAE’s development, and to further empower women to lead future national strategies and ambitious projects.
The Law No.2 of 2015 against Discrimination and Hatred makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on the grounds of religion, belief, sect, faith, creed, race, colour or ethnic origin.
Equally, if an employee discriminates against a colleague, agent, or client, the employer may, be held responsible for such acts and its consequences.
This Diversity and Equality Policy contains the following sections:
1. Policy Statement
2. Aim of this Policy
3. Scope of this Policy
5. Legal Framework
7. Recruitment and Selection
11. Breaches of this Policy
This letter is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.
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