2.3 Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages change

2.3 Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages change

Immediately I witness a discriminatory incident I would address the situation by reporting and recording it. By doing this it is more likely to be dealt with in the appropriate manner.

If I overheard someone making a discriminatory remark or not promoting equality or valuing diversity I would challenge them in a calm and professional way and tell them that what they were saying or doing, is unacceptable and explain why. I could also add that I am upset and offended by their discriminatory words and actions and that it is unlawful. In a work setting, discrimination can be a disciplinary matter and policies and procedures will be in place to deal with this.

I could actively challenge discrimination by acting as a role model for positive behaviour and by empowering people to challenge discrimination themselves. Discrimination usually occurs through ignorance. By making a person aware of the facts it will educate them and hopefully change their opinions and actions in the future.

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