Pttls 2

Q: Identify issues of equality and diversity, and ways to promote inclusion.

1) Equality: Equality is the current term for ‘Equal Opportunities’. It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. sex, race disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age.   So, Equality recognizes that:

a) Inequality exists and that discrimination needs to be tackled
b) Education, Employment and services should be accessible to all
c) Everyone should be treated fairly
d) Everyone has individual needs and the right to have those needs respected

2) Diversity: Diversity implies a wide range of conditions and characteristics. In terms of businesses and their workforces it is about valuing and reaping the benefits of a varied workforce that makes the best of people’s talents whatever their backgrounds. Diversity encompasses visible and non-visible individual differences. It can be seen in the makeup of your workforce in terms of gender, ethnic minorities, disabled people etc., about where those people are in terms of management positions, job opportunities, terms and conditions in the workplace. So, diversity recognizes that:

a) It is “the mosaic of individuals and groups with varying backgrounds,
Experiences, styles, perceptions, values and beliefs”
b) Everybody is different – where there are two people there is diversity
c) We need to understand, value, and respect those differences.

Depends on individual differences and people’s differences issues of equality and diversity can be varied. Some issues that make difference between individuals or peoples are mentioned below:

|Race                                     |Politics                                               |
|Culture                                 |Religion                                               |
|National origin                         |Ethnicity...