EQUALITY

What is EQUALITY?

Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. … Equality recognizes that historically certain groups of people with protected characteristics such as race, disability, sex and sexual orientation have experienced discrimination.

How do EQUALITY matters?

Equality pays dividends at every stage of human life, from babyhood to old age. … Equality matters because human beings are creatures that thrive in societies where we are treated more as equals than as being greatly unequal in mental ability, sociability or any other kind of ability.

What are the types of EQUALITY?

  1. Social Equality
  2. Civil EqualityPolitical Equality
  3. Economic Equality
  4. Equality of Opportunity and Education
  5. Equality of Opportunity and Education

What is EQUALITY ACT-2010?

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits all employers, service providers and providers of education, from discriminating against, harassing or victimising individuals with protected characteristics.

Unlawful discrimination would be things like:

  1. refusing to admit a child to as school as a pupil because of their race 
  2. discouraging a female student from undertaking a course in Engineering

Any individual who believes that they have been discriminated against, harassed or victimised as defined by the Equality Act 2010 can take a claim to a tribunal or court. Legal action would normally be started within six months of the unlawful act.

To meet the needs of disabled people, the Equality Act 2010 states that reasonable adjustments can be made for disabled people, and that it is not unlawful discrimination to treat disabled people more favourably than non-disabled people because of their disability.