Essay on Equality and Diversity

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CU224 Equality and Diversity Level | 3 | Credit value | 6 | GLH | 25 |

Unit summary
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand how to promote equality and value diversity. Learners will also understand how to work with others to do this and review the contribution of their own practice. Learning outcomes | Assessment criteria | The learner will: | The learner can: | 1 | Understand the key features of a culture which promotes equality and values diversity | 1.1 | Define the meanings of equality and diversity in the UK context | | | 1.2 | Identify the benefits of promoting equality and diversity for individual learners | | | 1.3 | Explain the impact of forms of inequality and discrimination on
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1.4 Outline legislation, employment regulations and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity

Equality Act 2010

The Act will simplify, strengthen and harmonies the current legislation to provides a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

The nine main pieces of legislation that have merged are: * the Equal Pay Act 1970 * the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 * the Race Relations Act 1976 * the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 * the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 * the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 * the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 * the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 * the Equality Act 2006, Part 2 * the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007

It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:
Age
Being or becoming a transsexual person
Being married or in a civil partnership
Being pregnant or having a child
Disability
Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
Religion, belief or lack of religion/belief sex Sexual orientation These are called ‘protected characteristics’.

You’re protected from discrimination in these

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