Essay about Legal and Ethical Responsibilities.

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Legal and Ethical Responsibilities.

Direct Discrimination :- something like putting in the job advertisement “women need not apply”.

Indirect Discrimination :- saying there’s a height limit such as a
6’4”. This will limit who can apply for the job.

Sex Discrimination Act 1975

The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 makes sex discrimination unlawful in employment, vocational training, education, the provision and sale of goods, facilities and services and premises.

In employment and vocational training, it is also unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds that a person is married or, from December 2005, a civil partner, or on the grounds of gender reassignment. The Sex Discrimination Act prohibits direct and
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There are three different kinds of discrimination forbidden by law.

Direct Discrimination occurs when a worker is treated less favourably on the grounds of race, colour, and nationality, ethnic or national origin. Direct discrimination is relatively easy to identify but can be more difficult to prove.

Indirect Discrimination is more complicated and can be difficult to prove in a court or tribunal. Indirect discrimination flows from some condition put on applicants for a job if the condition:

· is likely to lead to preference being given to one or more racial group rather than others;

· it cannot be justified by the requirements of the job.

Victimisation is straightforward and occurs if you are treated less favourably because you have taken action under the Race Relations Act.

The Disability Discrimination Act

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was passed in 1995 to end the discrimination that many disabled people face. It protects disabled people in:

* employment

* access to goods, facilities and services

* the management, buying or renting of land or property

* education

Some of it became law for employers in December 1996. Others were introduced over time.

For service providers (e.g. businesses and organisations):

* since December 1996 it has been unlawful to treat disabled people less favourably than other people for a reason related to their