Equality

is a very significant aspect of employment in all respects - for employers and workers.

Diversity - a positive approach to equality in work - offers advantages and benefits for organisations, just like any other sort of diversity in life. Treating people fairly, regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, race, etc., is vital to the principles of ethical business and ethical organisations.

Equality in work, and elsewhere, is in the UK subject to law - specifically the 2010 Equality Act, which extended and superceded several other pieces of previous legislation which applied to particular areas of potential discrimination, such as the Employment Equality Age Regulations of 2006.

These legal aspects are generally consistent with legislation across Europe, and increasingly other parts of the world, especially what has been historically regarded as the 'western world'. If you are an employer you need to be aware of, and act upon, the implications of equality regulations.

Understanding this is helpful for you as an individual too, to understand your rights and your personal responsibilities. Reacting properly to age discrimination legislation is easy for good organizations. Regulations do not challenge organizations which already treat their staff and customers fairly and ethically.

The UK/European principles of equality provide a helpful model for any organisation anywhere in the world.

As a worker, employee or manager, etc., you are also affected individually by equality/discrimination regulations, because these laws allow for individuals to be held responsible for certain types of discriminatory behaviour against others, and to be pursued for compensation, aside from the responsibility of the employer or organisation.


This section will define equality, diversity and inclusion and will outline the differences between the three terms, and their importance to business and life.

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Types of Discrimination

Discrimination can take multiple forms - ageism, sexism, racism are just a few examples - all will be discussed in this article, and how you can work to prevent all from occurring in the workplace.

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Benefits of Equality

Equality brings innumerable benefits to yourself, the world and the many people around you. 

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Age Diversity and Ageism

Ageism, age diversity, and age discrimination legislation are now significant aspects of employment, retirement, and life beyond work. Learn how to avoid the negative impacts in your life and work, alongside the benefits of age diversity.

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Love and Spirituality in Management and Business

Love in business and work means making decisions and conducting oneself in a way that cares for people and the world we live in. So why is love (or spirituality) such a neglected concept in business? It hasn't always been so.

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Video: Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

This brief animated video acts as an overview of equality, diversity and inclusion - what it means, why it is important and how to abide by it in both professional and personal life.

This section will discuss the potential consequences of non-compliance with government equality legislation.

This section contains the end of course quiz - a chance to review the knowledge you have gained from this course.