Equality, Diversity & Rights


Know The Key Terms & Definitions

Discrimination - When a person is treated differently on the basis of a personal characteristic, e.g. race, gender, religion, having a disability. Discrimination can be direct or indirect.

Indirect discrimination - occurs when a person is discriminated against as a result of organisational policies and practices.

Diversity - Diversity aims to respect and value people’s differences and to promote inclusion so that everyone is able to make a contribution.

Equality - Equality is built on two core principles: equal treatment and equal opportunity. Treating people equally means that people should not experience discrimination on the basis of who they are or where they were born, what they believe or whether they have a disability. Every individual should have an equal opportunity to make the most of their life and talents.

Harassment - Behaviour that intends to violate the dignity of a person with a protected characteristic or that intends to intimidate or offend them.

Positive Action - Taking steps to support those with protected characteristics to overcome barriers to participation so they have the same chances as everyone else.

Protected Characteristics - These were introduced by the


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