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Equality and Discrimination
1) Definition
Equality: Equal rights for people regardless of what factors they might have
that are different. Equality states that because they are human they
must be equal.
Discrimination: treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favour of or
against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to
which that person or thing belongs
2) Identify at least 6 groups in contemporary British Society that could suffer from types of
discrimination. How might this discrimination be shown?
People belonging to ethnic minorities
People with disabilities
Young People
Older people
People discriminate through words, actions and conduct against groups they feel are
different or inferior. .Discrimination can take the form of direct or indirect. Direct
discrimination is treating someone less favourably because they belong to a certain group.
This can be shown in the workplace where some people are given fewer opportunities than
3) Find out about anti-discrimination polices in relation to the above examples.
People belonging to ethnic minorities
The Race Relations Act 1965 was the first legislation in the United Kingdom to address racial
discrimination. The Act outlawed discrimination on the "grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or
national origins" in public places.
People with disabilities
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c 50) is an Act of the Parliament of the United
Kingdom which has now been repealed and replaced by the Equality Act 2010 ([1]), except in
Northern Ireland where the Act still applies.
Young people
The Equality Act 2010 (c 15) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom. The primary
purpose of the Act is to consolidate the complicated and numerous array of Acts and

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Regulations, which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain. This was,
primarily, the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act
1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and three major statutory instruments
protecting discrimination in employment on grounds of religion or belief, sexual orientation
and age.
Old people
The Equality Act 2010 (c 15) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom.…read more

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Company directors
Certain government schemes at pre-apprenticeship level
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Some young people will be allowed to enter New Deal earlier on a voluntary basis. These will
be young people who, for a variety of reasons, might find it particularly difficult to find work
without the additional help offered by New Deal. A New Deal Personal Adviser at the local
Jobs & Benefits office / Job Centre will be able to advise on early entry eligibility.
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