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Equality and DiversityTraining Package
Aims & ObjectivesObjectivesTo add or improve your knowledge of Equality of Opportunity & Diversity. To become aware of your rights and responsibilities.
AimTo gain an understanding of Equality of Opportunity & Diversity and strengthen good practice both personally and professionally.
*Myths and misconceptions
Accepting that everyone is different and treating them with an equal level of respect.What is equality?We are all human but we are not the same.
Embracing these differences and creating a more inclusive environment.What is diversity?We are all human but we are not the same.
Equality covers: Race Religion & Belief Sex and Sexual Orientation Marriage and Civil Partnership Pregnancy and Maternity Age Disability Gender Reassignment
Government laws are in place to enforce these.
What is a stereotype?Putting people in categories or pigeon holesExamples All doctors are male All Irish are stupid and drink Guinness All blondes are unintelligent All taxi drivers are Asian All American people are overweight
These are examples of common stereotypes that we should challenge.
What is prejudice?Prejudice is often a result of lingering stereotypes. Pre-judging a person or group of people without fact, reason, knowledge or thought.
What is discrimination?There are three types of discrimination:
See induction handbook for definitions.Discrimination is the unfavourable treatment of groups or individuals.
*Tutor refers to notes explain the three types.
Discrimination experimentWho was Martin Luther-King?Try searching on www.bbc.co.uk
Following his death, Jane Elliott, an American teacher, conducted an experiment on her 3rd grade pupils to show the effect of discrimination.
The following film shows the 1970 experiment.
A Class Divided
ExerciseA Class Divided
What is harassment?Any behaviour that is unwelcome or the receiver finds offensive bullyingUnwanted sexual or racial conduct which is offensive to the recipientAny behaviour found offensive by anyone
ExerciseHarassment and Bullying
Current legislation (law)The Equality Act became law in October 2010 and it replaces and harmonises previous legislation as below:-
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Addition) Gender
The Race Relations Act 1976 (Amended) 2003
The Disability Discrimination Act -1995 (Amended) 2003
Oct 2004 Employment Equality Regulations (Sexual Orientation) 2003
Employment Equality Regulations (Religion and Belief) 2003
Employment Equality Regulations (Age) December 2006
All company policies and procedures should comply with government legislation.
The Equality Act covers the same groups and these are nowcalled protective characteristics.
Policies & procedures at workMany organisations have developed their own Equality & Diversity policies which cover all matters involving staff and customers.
Not complying with these policies can result in serious disciplinary action.
It is essential that you fully understand and comply with your companys policies and procedures.
How can you actively promote Equality & Diversity?By examining your own attitudes and values. This can be difficult to do.By challenging behaviour and language that you find abusive or offensive.By increasing your knowledge and understanding of people who are different from yourself.By undertaking training that will increase your knowledge.
Further information can be accessed at the above websites or from:
Paula Vaughan Equality & Diversity OfficerTel: 0844 815 0804E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aims & Objectives revisitedAimTo gain an understanding of Equality of Opportunity & Diversity and strengthen good practice both personally and professionally.
ObjectivesTo add or improve your knowledge of Equality of Opportunity & Diversity. To become aware of your rights and responsibilities.
Well Done!You have now completed the Equality & Diversity package. REMEMBER:We are all human but we are not the same.Please make sure you complete the exercises in your Induction Handbook for your assessor to check.Once you have completed your Induction Handbook you can print off your certificate.
Thank you for your attentionIf you would like a hard copy of these slides please ask a member of staff
*Myths and misconceptions*Tutor refers to notes explain the three types.