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1 Discrimination in the Workplace Produced by Neil Liggett

2 Discrimination in the Workplace  Discrimination, the unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice. Prejudice is the action or view taken at a person or group, prior or without a founded basis. Which groups or individuals may be subjected to this bias?

3 Discrimination in the Workplace Prejudice can be aimed at a number of people in relation to -  Age  Race  Disability  Religion  Gender  Sexual orientation, to name but a few. To regulate such discriminations, there are a number of ‘Acts of Law’ we shall cover.

4 Discrimination in the Workplace  Age discrimination - Although there is no statutory definition of age discrimination as yet in the UK, age discrimination can be explained as occurring when someone treats a person less favourably because of that persons age. Age Discrimination Act 1975, oversees such instances in the workplace There has recently(Oct. 2006) an Age Discrimination Law been introduced. Image taken:

5 Discrimination in the Workplace Race Discrimination – The Race Relations Act is concerned with people's actions and the effects of their actions, not their opinions or beliefs. Under the Race Relations Act, it is unlawful for a person to discriminate on racial grounds against another. The Act defines racial grounds as including race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins. Image taken:

6 Discrimination in the Workplace Disability – A person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face.

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