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.
Table of contents
1. Types of Discrimination
2. Discrimination at Work
3. Disability - Employment
Discrimination can happen in different ways, typically defined as, (notwithstanding reasonable justification):
* N.B. 'Reasonable justification' may ultimately be determined by the legal process.
The law protects people from discrimination at work, notably concerning (and notwithstanding reasonable exceptions*):
* N.B. 'Reasonable exceptions' may ultimately be determined by the legal process.
A disability is basically defined as:
'A physical or mental impairment with substantial long-term [a year or more] negative effect on a person's ability to do normal daily activities'.
Employers must make 'reasonable adjustments' to help disabled employees and job-applicants with:
N.B. There are some other types of unlawful discrimination which fall outside of equality laws, for example on the basis of trade union membership.
These laws are explained in detail (UK) at the ACAS website (ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service - a public agency body of the UK Government).