Discrimination: The Basics

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief overview of the basics of discrimination. This episode is ideal if you are new to HR, management or you just want a refresher of what discrimination is.

In this episode I will cover:

  • A background to the law.
  • What you need to know as an employer or HR professional.
  • What protected characteristics are.
  • The different types of discrimination.
  • Discrimination claims which are unique to disability.
  • The key steps an employer needs to take.

Action Points

  1. Where possible provide some training to all staff on the principles of equality.
  2. At the very least ensure managers are aware of the key principles and elements of the Equality Act and discrimination.
  3. Create a culture which is fair and reasonable and within which equality is promoted.
  4. Have a written policy in place setting out your approach to equality.
  5. Seek advice if you are unsure.

Resources

The Equality Act 2010

Please do leave any comments, ideas and best practice below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

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