A Study to Evaluate the Impact Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Diversity Management at Workplaces in India

  • Shreeya Agrawal
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  • Shreeya Agrawal

    Student at NMIMS's Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Mumbai, India

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Equality, diversity, inclusion and diversity management are integral concepts for an organisation to function in an effective manner. It is very important for organisations to understand and reflect upon targeting the problems of the legislation and meeting those shortcomings in their company policies to make each diverse group feel safe and comfortable with the organisation. This paper moves to analyse the concepts and equality, diversity, inclusion and diversity management and further establishes it’s linkages to success; then, various laws about the issues of parenting benefits, sexual harassment at workplace laws, sexual orientation policies and equal pay have been explored, followed by the role of leadership in inclusion policies. Lastly, the importance of having a code of conduct has been mentioned, along with an analysis of dilemmas faced in ensuring equality, inclusion and effective diversity management at workplaces and suggestions for better implementation thereof. For the purpose of arriving at various conclusions and suggestions, this paper relies on various studies like that of Fortune-500 companies, studies conducted by the Times of India Group, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group and various other research papers and articles. Thereby, with the overall explanation of the concepts of equality, diversity, inclusion and diversity management, along with its relation to success; analysis of various laws on issues and it’s challenges, importance of leadership and code of conduct; and the exploration of dilemmas and suggestions; this paper moves to highlight the need and importance that an organisation needs to place in customising its own inclusion and diversity management policies to ensure that all diverse groups feel included and a safe and supportive work environment is established.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5486 - 5509

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111154

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