unit 6 ncfe Essay

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Unit 6: Equality and diversity in the health sector
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Please note that this Assessment has 6 pages and is made up of 3 Sections.

Section 1: Know how legislation and guidelines support equality and diversity
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This type of discrimination is only lawful if the action can be justified and the employer can show that is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. An example of this when an employer imposes a “no beards” rule as a part of a dress code and tells staff they will be disciplined if they do not comply. The employee is a disabled person who has a skin condition which makes shaving very painful. They have been treated unfavourably (threat of disciplinary action) because of something arising from their disability (their inability to shave). Unless the employer can objectively justify the requirement, this may be a detriment arising from a disability. It may also be a failure to make a reasonable adjustment.

2. Describe how people’s values and beliefs may differ. Think about the range of people you come into contact with to help you answer this question.
Description of person
Description of their values and beliefs
How might they differ from your own beliefs or from other people’s?
Service user

fF Food and drink
- how they like to be addressed and spoken to
- personal care - living or deceased
- privacy and dignity
- the information they are given the support they would like

their faith or belief.

Everyone has different values, beliefs and preferences. What I believe in, what I see as important and what I see as acceptable or desirable is an essential part of who I am. The way in which I respond to