- Define the characteristics of discriminatory behaviour
- range of contemporary legislation that has been determined for equality
Equality and diversity is range of practices which enables equal access to live and grab opportunities which reflects fair treatment. It is becoming important for the government of UK to mage diversity at workplace with equal and fair treatment to all people. The assessment will outline legislation which are implied by government of UK to implement fair practices in public services.
P3 Legislation which are implied to manage equality, diversity and fair treatment in public services
Equality and diversity promotes integration and interaction of people from different cultures, values and background with each other regardless of unfair treatment. This denotes value of human rights which enables equal chance to every citizen of country to enjoy freedom of speech, expression and live. Implication of legislation is essential to establish control over equality and diversity practices in UK. The government has enforced various regulation for public services in order to protect interest of citizens against unfair treatment like discrimination. Some regulations for equality, diversity and fair treatment are discussed below:
Equality Act 2010:
The act is enforced by UK government to protect employment right of people where every person has equal access to public and private services regardless of any difference based on age, sex, caste, creed, race, etc. It is considered as Act of parliament which has same goals and objectives which are discussed in Equal treatment directives of European Union (Kirton and Greene, 2017).
Sex discrimination Act 1975:
It another act by parliament of UK which supports fair treatment all individuals. However, the act is enforced to protect rights of women and men who are discriminated by society on the basis of their marital status or gender. The regulation protect the right of people in cases of harassment, employment, education, training, management of premises and condition of products and services.
Employment Equality (Age) regulations 2006:
This act is regulated by government of UK to restrict discrimination employer at workplaces on the basis of their age. It implied to every public and private employment services for ensuring fair treatment to every person regardless of any differences (Chistyakova, Cole and Johnston, 2018). It is identified that every person has own willingness to work and therefore no employer has right to discriminate among people against age.
Human rights Act 1998:
This is another act by parliament of UK which is regulated to incorporate equal and safe practices for the people living in UK. The motive of government is to enable safe living and working environment to all people regardless of any difference (Dahanayake and et.al., 2018). In accordance with this act every person enjoys different rights such, to marry, to do own things, freedom of expression and thought, social, security, safety, equal employment rights and right to democracy and public assembly.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995:
This act was supported and replaced by Equality Act where the person suffering from any physical and mental long term illness has substantial right to live normal day to day activities according to own capabilities. For example, in case any employee is struggling from any disability then it is responsibility of employer to provide reasonable accommodation to helps the person with job.
P4 Importance of understanding unconscious bias, prejudice and discriminatory behaviour in public services
Unconscious bias is considered as social stereotypes of certain group of people in society. However, it plays an important role in supporting equality, diversity and fair treatment in public services because it promotes tendency to categorize people in different situation. It is important to have unconscious bias because it helps the people in seeing society in new own way. Fur ther, it creates the analysis of situation which is completely unique and demonstrate reflection over different type of bias and discriminate behavior in public