Presentation on theme: "UNIT 8 TASK 3 Rebecca Thomas. Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 is a law that was introduced to protect people in work places and in society in."— Presentation transcript:
Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 is a law that was introduced to protect people in work places and in society in general from discrimination. This act replaces any previous laws in place to fight discrimination. They have replaced it with one single act because the act covers a wide area and is also easier to understand and gives better protection in certain situations. The Equality Act 2010 gives a break down of many different ways in which you can unlawfully treat someone. (https://www.gov.uk/equality-act-2010- guidance )https://www.gov.uk/equality-act-2010- guidance
I found this list on Gov uk which lists the types of discrimination the Equality Act 2010 covers. If people discriminate anyone because of any of these on the list then they risk legal action being taken against them. This act applies in many different places including in a workplace. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate anyone for any reason on the list. Employers are obligated to give everyone the same fair consideration when applying for jobs or in the workplace. https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your- rights/types-of-discrimination https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your- rights/types-of-discrimination
Discrimination in the work place The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination in the work place and being wrongly mistreated. The act protects you from: Dismissal Employment terms and conditions Pay and benefits Training Promotion and transfer opportunities Recruitment and redundancy https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights/discrimination-at- work
Disability If a person is disabled then it is stated in the Equality Act 2010 that employers should make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure they have the same rights, and Employers are required to do a number of things to do this including giving extra times on tests if needed, interview arrangements to accommodate wheelchair users etc and making sure the workplace has the correct facilities and equipment for disabled workers or someone offered a job. https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your- rights/discrimination-at-work https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your- rights/discrimination-at-work
Equality Under the Equality Act 2010 it makes everyone no matter what their age, gender, religion, race or disability treated exactly the same. Employers and generally society cannot discriminate against anyone.
Representations Many groups of people are presented in the media in a lot of different ways. Stereotypes within the media industry are very common.
Teenagers In the media teenagers are seen as out of control. They’re commonly portrayed as either hanging around on street corners with their their hoods up, pregnant or drunk on parks etc. The stigma towards teenagers wearing their hoods up is growing and growing, at one point wearing your hood up was just to stop your hair getting wet, but it is now being seen as intimidation ploy. Many older age groups have become judgmental and assuming towards teenagers with hoods up, but the question is would they be intimidated if a middle aged woman walked past them with her hood up. The main answer will most likely be no.
The ever growing stigma to hoodies seems to have become more of a thing since the grow in the number of knife crimes amongst young people in recent years. Many of the criminals involved in knife crime wore their hoods up solely to keep their identities hidden. Or people robbing a shop may have their hood up again to hide their identity from CCTV cameras. This begs the question, is every young person with a hood up a criminal or a yob? The answer is no. If all these criminals chose to all have blonde hair, would we stereotype everyone of every age bracket with blonde hair? No we would not. The media these days and older generations look for opportunities to criticize teenagers and place blame upon them.
Elderly people Elderly people are represented in the media as cranky and miserable people who always moan, people assume every old person is set in their ways and has the same routine each day. For example I found online the story of Rosebud Gard who had a huge bucket list that she finally completed at 90 years of age. Rosebud skydived out out of a airplane to complete her list. http://www.wtsp.com/video/1707049505001/1/90-year- old-woman-finishes-bucket-list-with-skydiving This shows that not all elderly people are frail or finished with life and settled, which the media enjoys portraying. http://www.wtsp.com/video/1707049505001/1/90-year- old-woman-finishes-bucket-list-with-skydiving
Race Relations Act 1976 The Race Relations Act 1976 which was them amended in 2000 makes it illegal to treat someone different or discriminate against them because of their race. The Race Relations Act covers race, colour nationality (including citizenship and national or ethnic origin. This furthermore means that an employer cannot discriminate someone because of their race etc. The amendment in 2000 outlawed discrimination whether it be direct or indirect and the victimisation in all public places. The term ‘positive action’ in the Race relations act refers to the fact that employers have to legally meet the special needs of or ‘train or encourage people from a racial group that Is under- represented in particular groups’. http://www.institute.nhs.uk/buil ding_capability/breaking_through/race_relations.html http://www.institute.nhs.uk/buil ding_capability/breaking_through/race_relations.html
The race relations has become a very important act over years and has changed attitudes towards race massively. The majority of people now realise that racism is wrong and abide by the Race Relations act.