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    • provides protection from racial discrimination
      • either direct or indirect
        • Direct - treating a person less favourably on racial grounds
        • Indirect - discriminating without intention.
        • Victimisation - treating a person less favourably because for example that person has made an allegation of discrimination
      • in the fields of housing, employment, education, and the provision of goods, facilities and services.
    • A person can be considered to be discriminated against if they are treated less favourably than others, intentionally or unintentionally, on the grounds of: colour, ethnic origin, nationality, race or background.
    • The act promotes racial equality and equal opportunities
      • It is illegal to discriminate against people from ethnic minorities, but people of every background, race, colour, and nationality are protected by the law.
    • There are various sections of the act that cover, for example:
      • Discrimination by employers
      • Discrimination by other bodies e.g. Trade Unions
      • Employment Agencies
      • Discrimnation in other fields such as education, facilites, services, and premises
    • Race relations (amendment) Act 2000
      • It fufilled recommendation 11 of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report and went further by prohibiting race discrination in all public functions, for example:
        • Employment or seeking employments
        • Renting , buying or selling a house
        • all types of education and training
      • Amending the definition of indirect discrimination and changing the way in which the burden of proof applies, as well asremoving a number of exceptions from the legislation.
        • a freestanding definition of racial harrassment
        • a ne definition of indirect discrimination
        • Changes to the burden of proof, which means that once a complaint has been made, an alleged discriminator must prove that they didnot commit unlawful discrimination


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