Equality & diversity


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  • Prior to start of this presentation ensure the group agree to confidentiality of discussions and are set boundaries.
  • Legal obligation – to comply What legislation is relevant to Equality & Diversity? Equal Pay Act 1970 Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Employment Rights Act 1996 Race Relations Act 1976 Amendment 2003 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Human Rights Act 1998 Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 which is Age Discrimination Act Equality Bill 2008/2009 Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 Activity – In groups compile a suitable definition of Equality & Diversity?
  • Refer these definition back to the groups definitions, discuss similarities and differences.
  • If you want to enthuse the group during this activity you can get them to create a story about the people they have drawn and their life.
  • Talk through/discuss with the group what each of these areas mean.
  • What do you understand by: Discrimination? Prejudices?
  • Positive – giving advantage to groups ie ethnic, sex, disability etc add in example Direct – treating somebody less favourably on the grounds of their sex, race etc eg. Bullying, harassment or exclusion. Add in example Indirect – Applying an apparently general rule which in practice disadvantages one sex, race etc Add in example Discussion!! Relate to topical issues from News and TV
  • Using the Picture cards put these people in the groups you think they may recognise themselves as? Clare Balding, Steven Gately, Nadia Almada - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ade Adepitan - Ethnic groups Ade Adepitan - disabled Sikhs, muslims, catholics - religious groups Paris Hilton, Eminen - Ex-offenders Chelsea pensioners - Old people Skins Cast - young people Mother and daughter - People from poor/deprived areas Actresses (Annette Benning, Meg Ryan, Bette Midler, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing) – Women Welsh Rugby - Men Group outside - Smokers Many of these people come from a number of these groups and so can’t always be categorised!!! Discuss with the delegates who out of these groups might be affected by Discrimination? Everyone What actions could they take to ensure this is not the case in their environment? Acceptance, don’t judge people, highlight any issues. (Magazine pictures which the learners see regularly can be used to do this exercise)
  • If anyone in the group would like more support or to talk to someone anonymously here are some websites that may help: www.discriminationonline.com www.workplacebullying.co.uk www.bullyonline.org
  • Two evaluation exercises to be available: Fill in the gaps meets the needs of Level 1 learners Question and Answer is more suitable for Level 2
  • Equality & diversity

    1. 1. Equality & Diversity
    2. 2. Equality & Diversity <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce Equality & Diversity and how it can affect the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives – by the end of the session the group will: </li></ul><ul><li>understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means </li></ul><ul><li>identify ways that people are different </li></ul><ul><li>show an awareness of personal assumptions and attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>understand differing types of discrimination </li></ul>
    3. 3. Equality & Diversity <ul><li>Equality and Diversity is the current term used for ‘Equal Opportunities’. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the legal obligation to protect against discrimination. </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination can be against a person’s sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race or age. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think the definition of Equality & Diversity might be? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Definitions <ul><li>Equality – ‘equal rights and treatment to all individuals’ </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity – ‘difference from what is normal or expected’ </li></ul>
    5. 5. Activity <ul><li>Draw one of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>A Model </li></ul><ul><li>Footballer </li></ul><ul><li>Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor’s receptionist </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Worker </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty Therapist </li></ul>
    6. 6. A Model Dawn French has her own clothing range which she models. Jean-Paul Gaultier shook the modelling world in 2006 using outsized models.
    7. 7. Footballers Women’s England Football Team The F.A. supports six international disability squads for players with differing kinds of disabilities. These are: Blind, Partially Sighted, Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Amputee. The teams all receive official England kit, a physio, a fully-trained technical advisor, and money towards travel costs for attending European and World Championships.
    8. 8. Athlete Tanni Grey Thomson 9 Gold Medals in the Paralympics, 30 world records 6 London Marathons Oscar Pistorius World record holder in amputee races Sumo Wrestling A competitive contact sport which originated in Japan the only country where it is practiced professionally.
    9. 9. Doctor’s Receptionist Frank
    10. 10. Construction Worker <ul><li>Samantha </li></ul>
    11. 11. Engineer <ul><li>Gemma is an Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>working for BT </li></ul>Wang Shuming is a disabled engineer working for the Jinlin branch of China Netcom
    12. 12. Beauty Therapist <ul><li>Kurt </li></ul>
    13. 13. Diversity <ul><li>What is diversity? </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity means valuing the differences between people and the ways in which those differences can contribute to a richer, more creative and more productive working environment </li></ul>
    14. 14. Diversity is about respecting individual………….. <ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>National Origin </li></ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Marital Status </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Family Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul>……… ..and much more
    15. 15. <ul><li>“ Discrimination is prejudices put into action.” </li></ul>
    16. 16. Types of discrimination <ul><li>Positive Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect Discrimination </li></ul>
    17. 17. Activity 2 Who is affected by Discrimination? Match the pictures to the groups titles – there may be more than one picture in a group!
    18. 18. If you experience discrimination <ul><li>Don’t put up with it! </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to someone – parent, friend, mentor, supervisor, assessor, line manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t retaliate. Report it and sort it! </li></ul>
    19. 19. What have you learnt <ul><li>Please now complete the evaluation exercise handed to you by your trainer </li></ul>
    20. 20. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Can you now? </li></ul><ul><li>understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means </li></ul><ul><li>identify ways that people are different </li></ul><ul><li>show an awareness of personal assumptions and attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>understand differing types of discrimination </li></ul>