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Guide for global employers: Equal opportunities

Authors: Matthew Howse and Sarah Ash, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP


  • Global employers need to understand the scope of protection against discrimination in the workplace in each country in which they conduct business. The existence and level of protection varies from country to country. (See Scope of protection)
  • The costs to an employer of non-compliance with discrimination laws, from both a financial and a reputational perspective, are likely to be high. (See The importance of compliance)
  • Multinational organisations should be aware that there may be laws in the countries in which they operate around positive discrimination and positive action. (See Positive action)
  • International employers that want to observe good practice could adopt consistent standards in relation to equal opportunities across their workforce. (See Managing equal opportunities across an international business)