Racial discrimination is when someone is treated less favourably just because of their colour, race, nationality, ethnicity or national origin.
People are protected from discrimination at work, by the Race Relations Act.
So what can you do to avoid discriminating on this basis?
Don't make assumptions based on a persons race. Regardless of what you might have seen on TV or heard about a group of people, you should not assume that every member of that group will behave in that way.
Some problems may be caused by the fact that different cultures communicate in different ways, for example touch is far more common in some cultures than others. If you don't like being touched tell a person.
Think about the effect on other people if you speak in a language they don't understand. Just because you dont understand something it doesn't mean its threatening.
The employment Equality Age Regulations also make it unlawful to discriminate against workers, employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age.
Discrimination can also take the form of harassment or victimization.
Your colleagues have been recruited for what they bring to their job, not because of their age or the way they look.
Don’t patronise people just because they happen to be older or younger than you are.
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