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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity
Aim
To introduce Equality & Diversity and how it can
affect the workplace
Objectives – by the end of the session the group
will:
• understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’ means
• identify ways that people are different
• show an awareness of personal assumptions
and attitudes
• understand differing types of discrimination

Equality & Diversity
• Equality and Diversity is the current term
used for ‘Equal Opportunities’.
• It is the legal obligation to protect against
discrimination.
• Discrimination can be against a person’s
sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation,
religion, belief, race or age.
• What do you think the definition of
Equality & Diversity might be?

Definitions
• Equality – ‘equal rights and treatment to all
individuals’
• Diversity – ‘difference from what is normal
or expected’

Activity
Draw one of the following:
• A Model
• Footballer
• Athlete
• Doctor’s receptionist
• Construction Worker
• Engineer
• Beauty Therapist

A Model

Dawn French has her
own clothing range
which she models.

Jean-Paul Gaultier shook the
modelling world in 2006
using outsized models.

Footballers
Women’s England
Football Team
The F.A. supports six
international disability squads
for players with differing kinds
of disabilities. These are: Blind,
Partially Sighted, Deaf and
Hearing Impaired, Cerebral
Palsy, Learning Disabilities,
Amputee.
The teams all receive official
England kit, a physio, a fullytrained technical advisor, and money towards travel costs for
attending European and World
Championships.

Athlete

Sumo Wrestling
A competitive contact
sport which originated
in Japan the only
country where it is
practiced
professionally.
Oscar Pistorius
World record holder in
amputee races

Tanni Grey
Thomson
9 Gold Medals in
the Paralympics,
30 world records
6 London
Marathons

Doctor’s Receptionist

Frank

Construction Worker

Samantha

Engineer
Gemma is an Engineer
working for BT

Wang Shuming is a disabled
engineer working for the Jinlin
branch of China Netcom

Beauty Therapist
Kurt

Diversity
• What is diversity?
• Diversity means valuing the differences
between people and the ways in which
those differences can contribute to a
richer, more creative and more productive
working environment

Diversity is about respecting
individual…………..









Race
Culture
National Origin
Region
Gender
Sexual Orientation
Age
Marital Status










Religion
Ethnicity
Disability
Ability
Family Structure
Health
Values
Politics

………..and much more

“Discrimination
is prejudices put
into action.”

Types of discrimination
• Positive Discrimination
• Direct Discrimination
• Indirect Discrimination

Activity 2
Who is affected by
Discrimination?
Match the pictures to the groups titles –
there may be more than one picture in a
group!

If you experience discrimination
• Don’t put up with it!
• Talk to someone – parent, friend, mentor,
supervisor, assessor, line manager.
• Don’t retaliate. Report it and sort it!

What have you learnt

• Please now complete the evaluation
exercise handed to you by your trainer

Learning Outcomes
Can you now?
• understand what ‘Equality and Diversity’
means
• identify ways that people are different
• show an awareness of personal
assumptions and attitudes
• understand differing types of
discrimination

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