Unit 2 Essay

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M2 - Assess the influence of a recent national policy initiative promoting anti-discriminatory practice The Human Rights Act applies to everyone within the country as it makes sure everyone is treated the same but it could be in different ways. This act allows students to have freedom of thought and religion. People are allowed to have and voice their own opinions but they have to take into consideration not everyone believes the same and they may disagree with their opinion. It helps people to become their own individual and to express themselves in a healthy way. This act also allows everyone to have the right to further and higher education within their own county. An example of this would be is a Hindu child wants to wear a head…show more content…
Language cared for in a way that meets their needs, takes account of their choices and protects them. The Equality Act 2010 makes your rights not to be discriminated against stronger. Discrimination means treating someone less privileged other people because of who they are. The groups of people who have the right not be discriminated against have also been extended. People who fit in to these groups have what are called secure characteristics. It doesn't matter whether any of these characteristics apply to you, or the people in your life. If you are treated worse because someone thinks you belong to a group of people with protected characteristics, this is discrimination. The Act now also protects you if people in your life, such as family members, friends or co-workers have a protected characteristic and you are treated less favorably because of that. For example, you are discriminated against because your son is gay. The characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010 are: * Age * Disability * Gender identity and gender reassignment * Marriage or civil partnership * Pregnancy and maternity * Race * Religion or belief * Sex * Sexual orientation. If you have one or more of these protected characteristics, it is also now against the law to treat you the same as

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