1: Equality Key Concepts

This section considers the concepts of equality, attitudes and stereotypes and discrimination law.

We outline key elements of equality law including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, victimisation and harassment. We also look at human rights concepts such as proportionality.

This section also considers how equality and equality law affects individuals, organisations and society. It begins to build knowledge which participants can use to mainstream equality in their organisation.

Concepts of equality

What is equality?

Discrimination and diversity

Equality of Opportunity and Outcome

Equality: a human right?

Legislation

Equality Act 2010

Types of Discrimination

Duties

Protected Characteristics

Charities Exceptions

Equality within your organisation

Questions to consider

Equality Responsibilities

front cover of Stonewall's 'Discrimination at work is so over' leaflet

front cover of Stonewall's 'Discrimination at work is so over' leaflet