Managing Diversity and Equal Opportunity: Assignment

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ManagingDiversity andEqualopportunity
Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................1Task 1...............................................................................................................................................1Task 2...............................................................................................................................................5Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8References........................................................................................................................................91
IntroductionDiscrimination is known as an unequal treatment. On the other hand, workplace discrimination isconsidered unfair treatment by employers with their employees based on prejudices.Discrimination at workplace proves very dangerous for the success of an organization.Workplace discrimination can be done in different forms in a single organization such as firing,promotions, hiring and offering benefits or bonuses. The government takes various steps to stopthe level of discrimination at the different workplaces. Equality should be there in everyworkplace so that justice can be done with existing employees. Equality is important because it isconsidered the foundation of a business success and a fair society. Every member has the right oropportunity to rich their full potential. It should be there at any workplace because it proveshelpful in maintaining the rights of human beings and fairness in the existing system of theorganizations. Promoting equality brings various positive changes in the success of anorganization with which they are able to gain a competitive advantage in their existing market(Marchiondo, 2015). This will make them different from others and organizations will able toattract high skills people by providing equality environment. Maintaining equality at workplaceenable the organization to provide all equal services to its employees which will bringcoordination among employees, and they will together work for achieving the long-termobjectives of the organizations. By establishing an environment of equality, an organization canoperate its day to day functions easily without any interruptions.2
Task 1Any type of discrimination at the workplace is considered unlawful. The government is engagingin preventing the discrimination at the workplace in largest manner. There can be the followingtype of discrimination which faced by employees at their workplaces:Direct DiscriminationDirect discrimination is known as an unfair practice done with an individual because of somespecific perceived or protected characteristics.Indirect DiscriminationIndirect discrimination occurred when an organization developed an unreasonable policy andrule that is similar for everyone but has negative and unfair influences on individuals who share asimilar attribute (Barak, 2013). The below are basis on which direct and indirect discriminationof employees takes placeBasis of Direct and Indirect DiscriminationAge Discrimination: It is a discrimination which contains treating an employee and anapplicant less favourably for any opportunity because of her of his age. Middle agepeople are suffering more with this workplace discrimination because they are terminateddue to the requirement of younger talent. The government developed various laws toprevent age discrimination at workplaces such as Age Discrimination in Employment Actwhich prevent people against discrimination.Discrimination based on Ethnicity and Race: It is prevented by law in a significantmanner. But that does not mean it is not happened at the workplaces; it is still in3
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