Equality and diversity promote equality, giving individuals the opportunity to achieve their potential free from discrimination. It is important for an organisation to value each person as an individual.
All employers are encouraged to have equal opportunities in place in order to protect employee’s rights and ensuring the organisation is on the right side of the law.
All employees should be treated equally regardless of their religion, beliefs, age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination by ensuring that that employers are running a fair process and environment and are complying with the law.
Under the equality act there are 9 protected characteristics of discrimination:
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