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

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

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  • The Equality Act 2010
    • Prohibited Conduct - Direct Discrimination
  • Prohibited conduct
    • The Equality Act 2010 defines 9 heads of prohibited conduct, additionally there are variations between protected characteristics, these are covered in separate presentations.
    • Direct discrimination
    • Discrimination arising from a disability
    • Gender reassignment cases: cases of absence from work
    • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: non work cases
    • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: work cases
    • Indirect discrimination
    • Duty to make adjustments (see Duty to make adjustents presentation)
    • Harassment
    • Victimisation
  • Direct discrimination
    • 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
    • This applies to all protected characteristics with some variation for specific characteristics. These variations will be covered next
  • Direct discrimination - Age
    • 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.
  • Direct discrimination - disability
    • 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
  • Direct discrimination - Marriage and civil partnership
    • 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
  • Direct discrimination - Race
    • If the protected characteristic is race, less favourable treatment includes segregating B from others.
  • Direct Discrimination - Sex
    • less favourable treatment of a woman includes less favourable treatment of her because she is breast-feeding.
    • 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