Equal Opportunity Officer

The tasks an Equal Opportunity Officer is expected to perform include:

Monitoring and evaluating compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines policies

Ensuring that the employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, age or disability

Conducting surveys and evaluating findings in order to determine if systematic discrimination exists

Counselling newly hired members of minority and disadvantaged groups, informing them about details of civil rights laws

Interpreting civil rights laws and equal opportunity regulations for individuals and employers

Investigating employment practices and alleged violations of laws, in order to document and correct discriminatory factors

Meeting with persons involved in equal opportunity complaints in order to verify case information and to arbitrate and settle disputes

Preparing reports of selection, survey and other statistics and recommending for corrective action

Providing information, technical assistance and training to supervisors, managers and employees on topics such as employee supervision, hiring, grievance procedures and staff development

Reviewing company contracts to determine actions required to meet governmental equal opportunity provisions

Studying equal opportunity complaints in order to clarify issues

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, guidelines and policies

Skilled in designing and evaluating equal opportunities monitoring schemes

Skilled in investigating sources of grants and practical assistance

Ability to relate to a wide variety of people

Ability to deliver presentations and influence others

Proficient in designing, organising and running equal opportunities training courses

Skilled in preparing and maintain reports of selection, surveys and other statistics

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem-solving skills

Good interpersonal skills

Good listener



It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

Will be updated

Market Trend of Legal Industry in India

India's legal services industry is growing at a rate of about 40% per annum. India?s legal profession is the world?s second largest, with more than 600,000 lawyers in more than 500 legal practices nationwide. In 2010, the total value of the Indian legal market was estimated to be approximately US$1.25 billion. Indian law firms are looking beyond national borders, taking part in major international deals and working out arrangements for sustained work through referral and best-friend arrangements with international law firms.

EOC was one of the recommendations of Sachar Committee Report presented in the Parliament in 2006. The draft bill provided for constituting EOC which was to be pro-active and autonomous of the government. EOC was to be a body that would develop, gather and publish evidence of discrimination of any group. Due to this bill employment opportunities in this field have seen a rise in past decade. Therefore, the career as an Equal Opportunity Officer has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Government and private companies

Cities and towns across India