Equality and diversity
In an organization, practices and
procedures are in place to ensure all
workers are treated equally and given
the same opportunities regardless of
age, race, sexuality, gender, disability or
culture – or indeed anything else that
could be discriminated against
Equality and diversity
Recognizes that though people have
things in common with each other they
are also different many ways. Everyone
should have a right to equal access to
employment and when employed
should have equal pay and equal access
to training and development.
Companies are legally required to
follow a set of practices to ensure
discrimination is eradicated and
expectations of equality are met in the
Happens when someone is
unfairly disadvantaged for
reasons, which cannot be
objectively justified, relating to
Also called Ageism
Adultism is a predisposition towards
Jeunism is the discrimination against
older people in favor of younger ones.
Adultocracy is the social convention
which defines "maturity" and
"immaturity," placing in a dominant
position over young people, both
theoretically and practically.
Age- Related Bias
Harassment and bullying
Can range from the extreme of physical
violence to less obvious forms such as ignoring someone.
They can be delivered in a variety of ways with or without
witnesses, over a period of time or as a one-off act.
• Is the tendency of individuals or
groups to use persistent aggressive
or unreasonable behavior against a
subordinate. Workplace bullying
can include such tactics
as verbal, nonverbal, psychological,
physical abuse and humiliation.
• Covers a wide range of behaviors
of an offensive nature. It is
commonly understood as behavior
intended to disturb or upset, and it
is characteristically repetitive
In employment terms refers to physical or mental
impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse
affect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day
Is an aspect of sex discrimination law, has been in force for over 40
years, giving to men and women the right to be paid at the same
rate for the same, or equivalent, work.
Is a significant and hidden group within the
workforce, have been marginalized from mainstream
employment and fair and responsible policies and
practices are needed when employing them.
In the Equality Act 2010, race includes
colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins
and is one of a set of protected characteristics to
which a number of different types of discrimination
The Equality Act 2010 defines religion simply as any religion –
including not having a religion. ‘Religion or belief’ is one of a set
of protected characteristics to which a number of different types
of discrimination apply.
Sex and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Sex, sexual orientation and gender
reassignment, to which a number of different
types of discrimination apply, are protected characteristics under the Equality Act