What is Equality and Diversity
To me they mean that I should treat others with respect and the way I would expect to be treated myself and we all have equal opportunities and prospects regardless of ethnic origin, age, gender, religious beliefs and/or sexual orientation.
Exercise 2 (Prejudice and Discrimination)
Sexuality – LAW
Single Parent – INDIVIDUAL
Age - LAW
Religion - LAW
Hairstyle - INDIVIDUAL
Height - INDIVIDUAL
Race - LAW
Size - INDIVIDUAL
Dress Sense - INDIVIDUAL
Nationality - LAW
Gender - LAW
Skin Colour - LAW
Disability - LAW
Educational Background - INDIVIDUAL
Social Class - INDIVIDUAL
Employment Status – INDIVIDUAL
Exercise 3 (Stereotyping (Labelling))
Stereotyping is an unjustifiable, often negative and nearly always untrue generalisation of a group of people which are based on one characteristic or assumption.
A situation which could be classed as stereotyping would be if a person assumed that just because I have German heritage that I then also believed in and/or agreed with the Nazi regime.
Exercise 4 (Recognising Discrimination and Harassment)
Scenario 1 – I would say that this is discrimination because it is not for the employer to decide if working evenings and weekends is suitable for you. Just because a person lives in the other side of the suburb which also has a high percentage of residents from ethnic backgrounds does not mean he is unable to work evenings and weekends and the employer would not be obeying the equal opportunities.
Scenario 2 – This would be discrimination. As the visitor has a disability, which is managed by the use of a guide dog it would be against his human rights to be refused entry to goods and services.
Scenario 3 – Yes, this is discrimination because the employer is presuming that the male is not the primary care giver of his child and is therefore stereotyping the two genders, this being sexist. Discrimination in this situation is both driven and a...