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9 protected characteristics & 6 types of discrimination - do you know what they are? Find out in less than 2 minutes
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This short video briefing explains the key provisions of the Equality Act and offers good practice guidance on working effectively with the legislation. The Equality Act legally protects people from harassment, victimisation and discrimination in the workplace and in wider society on the grounds of certain ‘protected characteristics’. These are: age, race, disability, religion or belief, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership and sexual orientation. Using a combination of drama and commentary from leading psychologists and equality and diversity experts, this briefing looks at the key provisions of the Act and how organisations can use their legal obligations as a springboard to create truly inclusive working environments, enable staff to ach...
There’s a Big Gay Loophole in the Civil Rights Act that doesn’t cover LGBTs. The proposed Equality Act would patch it up, but of course, opponents of equality are making up all kinds of crazy claims about why the Big Gay Loophole should stay open forever. Fortunately, their reasons are completely absurd, so it shouldn’t be too hard to knock ‘em down. I'm busy patching loopholes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mattbaume And also on Facebook: http://facebook.com/mattbaume
Currently, 31 states lack clear, fully inclusive non-discrimination protections for LGBT people. The Equality Act introduced on July 23rd is a comprehensive bill that would provide critical protection to all LGBT Americans. http://www.HRC.org/EqualityForward
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This video contains an explanation of the protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010 (see http://www.epslearning.com/area/employment-law/55/), including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
A quick look at one of the types of discrimination within the Equality Act 2010 - Direct Discrimination. For more information on your rights or to start understanding how the Equality Act works alongside your issue please visit our website www.equalityadvisoryservice.com or call us for free on 0808 800 0082.
Today, HRC endorsed the Equality Act, a landmark federal non-discrimination bill that would ensure all LGBT Americans have the protections from discrimination in federal law they deserve. Its strong endorsement accompanies several other statements of support for federal LGBT non-discrimination protections, including a civil rights icon, major leaders in Corporate America, prominent Republican and Democratic members of the legal community, as well as new polling demonstrating overwhelming bipartisan support among the American public. Find out more and get involved: http://www.HRC.org/EqualityForward