Equal opportunities exist to ensure that all members of society are recognized and not discriminated against within the workplace and other sectors. It seeks to improve working conditions, offer fair remuneration and increase opportunities for those less represented within society.
There are a number of government agencies that have been set up to deal with the many different cases of discrimination against members of society. Age, disability, race, gender and human rights are the key areas that are covered by these organizations.
Situations where discrimination may occur are mostly within the workplace, but there are other instances where inequality may take place. Buying a flat or house or visiting a restaurant or shop may also be places where unfair treatment can occur.
When making a complaint about discrimination, be it in the workplace or otherwise, the objective is always to seek a fair conclusion and ensure it doesn’t happen again.
It is always beneficial to speak to the person who is responsible for the discrimination and come to a satisfactory and amicable conclusion. However, if this is not possible, there are various agencies set up to help with specific issues.
There are many other organizations that may be able to help with equal opportunities issues aside from these government agencies. If the issue covers more than one area, there may be a trade union at work, a local law centre, the Citizens Advice Bureau or a solicitor who are in the position to offer sound legal advice.