Prohibited conduct direct discimination

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Short presentation on prohibited conduct as defoned by, The Equaity Act 2010. this presentation covers direct discrimination

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Prohibited conduct direct discimination

  1. 1. The Equality Act 2010 <ul><li>Prohibited Conduct - Direct Discrimination </li></ul>
  2. 2. Prohibited conduct <ul><li>The Equality Act 2010 defines 9 heads of prohibited conduct, additionally there are variations between protected characteristics, these are covered in separate presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Direct discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination arising from a disability </li></ul><ul><li>Gender reassignment cases: cases of absence from work </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: non work cases </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: work cases </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Duty to make adjustments (see Duty to make adjustents presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Victimisation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Direct discrimination <ul><li>A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a protected characteristic A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others </li></ul><ul><li>This applies to all protected characteristics with some variation for specific characteristics. These variations will be covered next </li></ul>
  4. 4. Direct discrimination - Age <ul><li>If the protected characteristic is age. A does not discriminate against B if he can show that his action is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Direct discrimination - disability <ul><li>If the protected characteristic is disability, and B is not a disabled person. A does not discriminate against B only because A treats or would treat disabled persons more favourably than A treats B </li></ul>
  6. 6. Direct discrimination - Marriage and civil partnership <ul><li>If the protected characteristic is marriage and civil partnership. this only applies to a contravention of part 5 (work) only if the treatment is because it is B who is married or a civil partner </li></ul>
  7. 7. Direct discrimination - Race <ul><li>If the protected characteristic is race, less favourable treatment includes segregating B from others. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Direct Discrimination - Sex <ul><li>less favourable treatment of a woman includes less favourable treatment of her because she is breast-feeding. </li></ul><ul><li>in a case where B is a man, no account is to be taken of special treatment afforded to woman in connection with pregnancy or childbirth </li></ul>

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