The words equality and diversity are often used but what do they actually mean? Equality focuses on the law and people's rights, and diversity looks at how we can accept and celebrate our differences. Equality laws exist to identify, tackle and eradicate unlawful discrimination, to help us improve our workplace cultures and behaviours. This can often be quite a challenge, so the first step is to increase our knowledge, understanding and skills in this area.
Equality and diversity is a term used in the United Kingdom to define and champion equality, diversity and human rights as defining values of society. It promotes equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.