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''Diversity isn`t a compliance issue, it`s a bottom line issue of stategic inportance.'' (Anonymous)

Public sector equality duties:

Race, ethnic origin, nationality
Gender
Age
Marital or family status
Sexual orientation
Disability
Trade union membership
Religion or religious belief
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Introduction



Equal opportunity is all about good and fair employment practice and makes sound business sense. Everyone has the right to work and do business in an environment free of discrimination and harassment and we will not tolerate such behaviour under any circumstances.


Equal opportunity is all about good and fair employment practice and makes sound business sense. Everyone has the right to work and do business in an environment free of discrimination and harassment and we will not tolerate such behaviour under any circumstances. As evidence of our commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity we undergo an annual external audit of our people policies and practices in order to achieve the Equality Assured accreditation.source


Background Information


· Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’

· Diversity literally means difference. When it is used as a contrast or addition to equality, it is about recognising individual as well as group differences, treating people as individuals, and placing positive value on diversity in the community and in the workforce.

Principal Concepts



Why is equality and diversity important?


Equality and diversity is becoming more important in all aspects of our lives and work for a number of reasons:

  • We live in an increasingly diverse society and need to be able to respond appropriately and sensitively to this diversity. Learners in the healthcare setting will reflect this diversity around gender, race and ethnicity, disability, religion, sexuality, class and age.
  • Your organisation believes that successful implementation of equality and diversity in all aspects of work ensures that colleagues, staff and students are valued, motivated and treated fairly.
  • We have an equality and human rights legal framework covering employment practices and service delivery and qe need to ensure we work within this and avoid discrimination.


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  • The equality legislation sets out the grounds for unlawful discrimination, helps employers understand how to recruit and treat their staff fairly and promotes diversity in the workplace.
  • Unlawful discrimination discredits you as a business and can be very costly should an individual succeed in an unlawful discrimination claim against you at an employment tribunal.


Current Issues

Discrimination can be very uncomfortable!
  • age...........................................
  • disability...................................
  • ethnicity...................................
  • gender.............................................Equal opportunities law now covers
  • gender reassignment...............
  • religion or belief......................
  • sexual orientation....................


  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • Advance equality of opportunity; and
  • Foster good relations across all the protected characteristics (with the exception of marriage and civil partnership).

References


  • Appropriate documentation is extremely important in all areas of scholarly work. Not only are there laws prohibiting unauthorized use of a borrowed source, but it is morally necessary to give credit where credit is due.
  • When creating a wiki page, each source from which one gains information must be cited--and cited properly. Citation is required when summarizing, quoting, or paraphrasing a source. If unsure about whether or not citation is necessary, cite it anyway. It is better to over-cite rather than under-cite. Also, too, be careful about citing images. It is not sufficient to reference Google images as a source just because Google was used to locate the image. Instead, go to the site that provides the image, and cite that.
  • Citation for the wiki pages should be treated in the same manner as though writing an English paper. Proper APA formatting involves in-text parenthetical citation as well as a reference section at the end of the page. Each source cited in the final "References" section should be listed alphabetically, too. In addition, when citing titles, italics are preferred to underlining. It is more aesthetically cohesive in a web document.
On this wiki we shall use the APA citation style. There is an example for each below.
  • Books


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/


  • Journal Articles


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/



  • Electronic Sources


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/
Equality and diversity

  • Images



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  • Video

Equality and Diversity


Contributors


Bogdan Alexandra
Subtitles,Images,Videos
Crisan Steluta
Subtitles,Images,Videos
Cira Andreea
Image
Danciu George

Dinca Alexandra

Florea Adriana
Text (introduction)
Marisan Alexandra
Text
Rus Maria
image
Traistar Ecaterina