Equality irregardless of ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation

posted
21-Jan-20, 19:33
by eng77
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posted about 2 months ago
Hi guys, I have a bit strange request from you. I remember when I accepted a job at university in the UK, I received a booklet shows regulations and code of conduct. There was detailed information telling not to have prejudice based on ethnicity or nationality. Also to respect the religion habits of others. Is it possible that someone send me such a booklet of his/her employer? You can hide the logo and name of institution. I need only the text of such paragraphs that state some equality regulations and some examples of how to apply these rules. You can send me a private message if you want.
posted
21-Jan-20, 21:23
edited about 7 seconds later
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posted about 2 months ago
Hi Eng, Is this helpful at all? See p. 2 Principles. http://www.docs.csg.ed.ac.uk/EqualityDiversity/Strategy.pdf
posted
22-Jan-20, 08:13
by eng77
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posted about 2 months ago
Thanks TQ. This is useful but brief. I would explain more what I want.
Discrimination against religion in particular is seen differently in each country/workplace. In the UK and Canada for example, speech and writing against some religious beliefs is considered a hate speech. It is accepted for someone to wear anything that is based on his/her belief. It is a taboo to openly discriminate based on religion, even if hidden discrimination exists.
In the continental Europe, they see things differently. The employer can decide a "dress code" which automatically reject some groups. It is not seen as discrimination. They might see some habits (based on religion) as a disrespect to the country "culture".
In summary, some countries see it "do and wear what you want and you will not be disadvantaged based on it". Others see it "we do and hire whom we want based on out metrics which may include how do you wear or behave socially".
What I want is detailed rules emphasising what could be considered as discrimination in particular regarding religion.
posted
22-Jan-20, 13:52
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posted about 2 months ago
Ah OK. I don't think I've ever seen anything this detailed before. I'm pretty sure it just be on a website though. Maybe a government or charity website about discrimination law and workplace harassment. Knowing your rights sort of thing. Good luck finding the info you need.
posted
22-Jan-20, 16:41
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posted about 2 months ago
I looked at my university's equalities policy document but it doesn't include the level of detail you're looking for. The Equality and Human Rights Commission's website has plenty of guidance related to the public sector equality duty (which is what universities base their policy on). They have some case studies, but I don't know how much detail there is specifically about discrimination in relation to religion:
posted
24-Jan-20, 09:02
by eng77
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posted about 2 months ago
Thanks TQ and AislingB. I have not found this detailed information. I had it several years ago in paper format. Unfortunately it is not in website. Anyway I read them so they existed one day :). Thanks again.
posted
24-Jan-20, 10:41
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posted about 2 months ago
Could you contact the uni and ask for details of the leaflet? Depends how desperate you are to have this!

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