Causes for Discrimination

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1. List a range of factors that might be a cause for discrimination in the health sector. Include at least 4 examples in your answer. People might suffer discrimination because of race, gender, sexuality, or age. Racial discrimination may occur because of prejudice, hostility or negative feelings held by someone about a racialized person or group. Unfortunately, people are still treated unequally, such as by being refused a job or apartment, simply because of bias towards them based on race and related grounds. Example: Claudio is a young man from Romania. He arrives in London a year ago, worked as a carer. Some of the residents refused to have him as their carer and called him a gypsy. He has been stereotyped, and discriminated on racial grounds. Gender discrimination occurs in employment and opportunity against a person (typically a woman) on grounds of sex. The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees because of their gender. There are four types of Sex discrimination. Direct discrimination: treating someone less favourably because of their actual or perceived sex, or because of the sex of someone with whom they associate. An example of this could be not employing a woman purely because of her gender. Indirect discrimination: can occur where there is a policy, practice or procedures that applies to all workers, but particularly disadvantages workers of a particular sex. For example, a requirement that job applicants must be six feet tall could be met by significantly fewer women than men. Indirect discrimination can only be justified if it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. Harassment: when unwanted conduct related to sex has the purpose or effect of violating an individual's dignity or creating an intimidating,
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