For example, very often, people with difficulties may be refused for jobs or promotion because they are being judged on what they see, or make assumptions. This affects equality of opportunity because of negative attitudes based on stereotypes.
In health and social care, you will work with and support people with various disabilities. The disability discrimination act (DDA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone who has a disability. The act covers employment, access to good facilities and services of organisations, education, buying and renting a property and transport services. There has to be full accessibility for anyone with a disability. The organisation you work for will be required by law to have a policy in place regarding disability.
Health workers can discriminate against people on the ability of an individual this includes; accessing services and when hiring staff, People with disabilities are still viewed today as different and experience discrimination in all aspects of their lives. This can even happen before they are born-certain genetic conditions are known and termination of pregnancy is strongly