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Equality Act 2010

Where did the legislation originate?
◦ The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010.
◦ It brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single act.
◦ It provides Britain with a discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
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Equality Act 2010

  1. 1. Equality Act 2010 Discrimination & Your Rights
  2. 2. Lesson Plan- Equality Act 2010 Introduction Slide presentation.- notes /slides handouts Activity- Paddy Power advertisement Question/ answers Recap of the session
  3. 3. Where did the legislation originate? ◦ The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. ◦ It brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single act. ◦ It provides Britain with a discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. ◦
  4. 4. The nine main pieces of legislation that have merged are: ◦ 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 (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 ◦ the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ◦ the Equality Act 2006, Part 2 ◦ the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007
  5. 5. Types of discrimination. Direct discrimination ◦ Lists the physical and personal characteristics which are protected by law and explains that you are not allowed to be treated differently from other people because of those characteristics. Indirect discrimination ◦ Explains what is meant by indirect discrimination, when a practice, policy, or rule applied to everyone puts certain groups of people at a disadvantage.
  6. 6. The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination by: ◦ employers ◦ businesses and organisations which provide goods or services like banks, shops and utility companies ◦ health and care providers like hospitals and care homes ◦ someone you rent or buy a property from like housing associations and estate agents ◦ schools, colleges and other education providers ◦ transport services like buses, trains and taxis ◦ public bodies like government departments and local authorities.
  7. 7. The protected characteristics are: ◦ age ◦ disability ◦ gender reassignment ◦ marriage or civil partnership (in employment only) ◦ pregnancy and maternity ◦ race ◦ religion or belief ◦ Gender/sex ◦ sexual orientation
  8. 8. Race discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly because of one of the following things: ◦colour ◦nationality ◦ethnic origin ◦national origin.
  9. 9. What’s a racial group? ◦ People who share the same colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins are part of the same racial group. ◦ You can be part of several racial groups. What’s an ethnic group ◦ The law says an ethnic group is a group who share the same history and cultural traditions. In addition, the group may share one or more of the following things: ◦ the same language ◦ the same religion ◦ the same literature ◦ the same geographical origin ◦ being an oppressed group ◦ being a minority.
  10. 10. Future developments in the Equality Act Examples are: ◦ duty to make reasonable adjustments to common parts of leasehold and commonhold premises and common parts in Scotland ◦ provisions relating to auxiliary aids in schools ◦ diversity reporting by political parties Examples are: ◦ diversity reporting by political parties ◦ provisions about taxi accessibility ◦ prohibition on age discrimination in services and public functions ◦ civil partnerships on religious premises
  11. 11. Question 1 Is this discrimination? Y/N and Why?
  12. 12. Question 2 Is this discrimination? Y/N and Why?
  13. 13. Question 3 Is this discrimination? Y/N and Why?
  14. 14. Question 4 Is this discrimination? Y/N and Why?
  15. 15. Question 5 Is this discrimination? Y/N and Why?
  16. 16. Plenary- recap of the session ◦ Where the legislation originated ◦ List the nine main pieces of legislation that have merged ◦ Overview of direct and Indirect ◦ Who must abide by the legislation ◦ Listed the protected characteristics ◦ Overview of: ◦ what a racial group is ◦ what an ethnic group is And Future developments
  17. 17. Thank you for attending Diversity Champions Facilitator: Ashley Middleton ◦ WWW Viewed 22/01/2020 ◦ https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and- courts/discrimination/ ◦ https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en

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