The Legal Framework on Diversity and Equality

  • Stefanos NachmiasEmail author
  • Maranda Ridgway
  • Valerie Caven
Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)


This chapter offers a critical evaluation of the British legal framework and how the law has been used to address discrimination in the workplace. The equality and diversity legal framework policies go beyond the employment and prohibit any form of discrimination in the workplace. The chapter provides a critical analysis of the current legal framework as we attempt to assess how organisations have adopted the legal obligations in an attempt to establish fair working practices. Analysis shows that there is a need to advance further our knowledge on the role of hard and soft laws and assess whether the current legal framework might create sources of ‘hidden’ inequality in the workplace.


Diversity Equality Legal framework Organisational action 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefanos Nachmias
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maranda Ridgway
    • 2
  • Valerie Caven
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham Business SchoolNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Human Resource Management, Nottingham Business SchoolNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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