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The  Equality Act 2010 brought together various anti-discrimination laws into one single act, so any unlawful treatment (discrimination, harassment, or victimisation) relating to one of the Equality Act protected characteristics, since 2010 is covered by this area of employment law. You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. The Equality Act 2010 doesn’t apply to Northern Ireland where the main anti-discrimination law is the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). DDA 

At the end of the session participants will have an awareness of the following in relation to Equality & Diversity:

  • Equality at work
  • Protected characteristics
  • Diversity at work
  • Inclusion
  • Equality Diversity Inclusion and Discrimination Legislation
  • The impact of discrimination on individuals and the community
  • How can we overcome discrimination in a pharmacy setting
  • The benefits a diverse and inclusive workforce can bring to a community pharmacy