In Living and Learning, we looked at how we respect others. We discussed discrimination, protected characteristics and the Equality Act 2010.
Discrimination is defined as “the unfair treatment of people because of who they are or because they have a certain characteristic.”
The protected characteristics are:
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and Civil partnership
We looked at different scenarios (both made up and real-life cases), where people were treated unfairly and tried to find a solution to the problem.
We now have a greater understanding that individual characteristics make everyone in the world unique and we can respect people in several different ways.