Unit 203 : Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclustion in Adult Social Care Settings

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Unit 203 : Principles of diversity,equality and inclustion in adult social care settings Direct discrimination can be a less favourable treatment which includes bullying or harassment. Similar legal definitions of indirect discrimination and harassment apply in respect of sexual orientation, religion, age, gender and disability. Most people will understand what direct discrimanation is. Indirect discrimination happens when the effects of a certain requirments, conditions or practices imposed by a employer has an adverse impact disproportionately one one group or another. Indirect discrimination usually occurs when a rule or condition which is applied to everyone can be met by a considerably smaller group of people, this rule will be to their disadvantage and it can not be justified on other grounds. The law applies to employers and providies of education or training. Direct discrimination: Occurs when individuals are treated less favourably or given a lower standard of service than other individuals because of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, disability, religion, sexuality, class, mental health and age. Example : A care home always gives smaller portions of food to women living in the care home and larger portions to men because they believe men have bigger appetites. This is irrespective of individual needs or preferences. This is direct discrimination against women living in the care home, on the grounds of sex. Indirect discrimination: Occurs when a rule or policy that applies equally to everybody is more restrictive for people from a certain group. Example :A social care organisation does not accept someone as a client because they are a disabled person with a particular mental health condition.A service provider must not do something to you which has (or would have) a worse impact on you and on other people who share a particular
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