Category Archives: Equality Act

No Double Beds Available – a religious response to equalities

When I go on holiday, I want to be able to share a room and a bed with my partner; whether we are married or not should be of no consequence. In last week’s news, I read a story of … Continue reading

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Rights of Disabled People – the wrongs of very few others.

In 1990, the United States enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was one of the first such pieces of legislation in the world. It defined disability discrimination and has been a blueprint for many other similar laws across the … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility – and the occasional lack of

Today, I think I will start with a one question quiz that you won’t be able to answer. What do these people have in common? Ari Mervis, Mike Walsh, Anton Van Heerden, Dan Last, Grant Peck, Tanya Southey, Peter Filipovic, … Continue reading

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Physical appearance – an impact on behaviour.

At a meeting yesterday I was reminded of an introduction and recommendation that came my way some time ago. It was a strange one that was given with a warning: “don’t mention his size”. No other clarification was offered. After … Continue reading

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Language and Culture – a complex paradox.

The other day, I was listening to an Italian tennis player being interviewed by a French sporting journalist in English. It got me thinking about the language I speak; how I take it completely for granted. English, the global language … Continue reading

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Equalities in the News – drip-drip, but is it enough?

Let me start in my usual way, by describing the stimuli for this article and prepare you for the usual questions I am posing at the end of it. Yesterday I read with interest findings from a BBC research into … Continue reading

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Nine Protected Characteristics – why not ten, eleven or more?

A few weeks ago, I was co-presenting a leadership and diversity programme with my colleague Chris Markiewicz, during which we asked the participants to reflect on the nine protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act. “Why stop at nine” I … Continue reading

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