These two values underpin many of the rights and responsibilities of researchers.
Equality means that workplaces should be set up in a way that does not unfairly disadvantage individual workers, or groups of workers. There should be a ‘level playing field’, where everyone is able to contribute according to their ability.
Sometimes this means making what the law calls ‘reasonable adjustments’ to a workplace. These adjustments are not intended to benefit the recipients alone: they are designed to make the whole workplace a better place to work, for everybody.
is the principle that a more diverse workforce is a better workforce. A wide mix of workers from different backgrounds and cultures and with different beliefs is as essential to the creation of knowledge and the exploration of ideas as a mix of workers with different skills, experience and interests.
Certain categories of researchers may need additional support in the workplace. These pages are designed to help you access that support if you: