EXPLAIN THE MEANING AND BENEFITS OF DIVERSITY AND THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY
Whether you are a large multinational company, a small business or a freelance worker, it pays to know about equality and diversity in the workplace – to act within the law and to make the best of your workforce and your business opportunities.
Equality is the current term for ‘Equal Opportunities’. It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. sex, race disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age.
Diversity implies a wide range of conditions and characteristics. In terms of businesses and their workforces it …show more content…
Combined together, equality and diversity drive an organisation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation as well as emphasising the positive benefits of diversity such as drawing on a wider pool of talent, positively motivating all employees and meeting the needs of a wider customer base.
Employers are now encouraged to deepen and enrich their “equal opportunities” policies and strategies into an encompassing Equality and Diversity policy with a strategy and action plans that managers, workers and other stakeholders can contribute to and benefit from.
The promotion of equality is to prevent and prohibit unfair discrimination and harassment; to promote equality and eliminate unfair discrimination within all areas of life
EXPLAIN FORMS OF INEQUALITY AND DISCRIMINATION AND THEIR IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES AND