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Equality and Diversity

In this section, you will find out what is meant by equality and why equality is an important issue for your organisation.

You will discover that there are many simple ways to make your organisation more accessible, diverse and inclusive... 

Discrimination

Discrimination is prohibited on nine grounds... 

The law prohibits discrimination. Discrimination is the less favourable treatment of one person over another and can be:
 
  • Direct For example, harassing a gay man over his sexuality.
  • Indirect For example, requesting a large number of written references from all prospective employees, including newly arrived migrant workers. The requirement is likely to put migrant workers at a disadvantage compared with other groups.

Employment Equality

You may take positive action that strives for full equality between employees... 

If you employ anyone, the Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004 apply to you.

Ensuring Human Resources are Managed

Governing bodies should ensure there are open channels of communication with employees and volunteers and consult them on issues of importance...

Duty of care

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