• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

To confirm that Sainsbury's agree and abide by these Legislations of equal opportunities they have an equal opportunities policy.

Extracts from this document...


GNVQ Intermediate Business: How Businesses Work Task Four:- Equal Opportunities Legislations Business Name: Sainsbury's (J-Sainsbury's PLC) GNVQ Intermediate Business: How Businesses Work Task Four:- Equal Opportunities Legislations Introducing The Four Main Acts: The four essential main acts carried out at Sainsbury's are:- * The Employment Rights Act 1996- The main rights that all employees have. * The Sex Discrimination Act 1975- Gender * The Race Relations Act 1976- Race and ethnicity * The Disability Discrimination Act 1995- Disabilities To confirm that Sainsbury's agree and abide by these Legislations of equal opportunities they have an equal opportunities policy. This is a statement of the equal opportunities aims of Sainsbury's. All of these Equal Opportunities Legislations are agreed by the employees when they are being trained and sometimes Sainsbury's will train/teach their employees on how these legislations are taken into place within Sainsbury's policy's. Sainsbury's have a strict sex discrimination act as they are not like other businesses who just ask for ladies etc; they actually advertise for new applicants to be all genders which shows they are putting a lot of way for these legislations and wanting more mixed genders. ...read more.


'We are looking for a hard working person, male or female'. The Race Relations Act 1976 makes it unlawful for anyone to be discriminated on race (ethnic origin), religion, nationality and colour again directly or indirectly etc. e.g. 'Only white people can apply for this job', this was just an example; Sainsbury's will never ever advertise for jobs like this. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is concerned with discrimination against people with disabilities. This applies to Sainsbury's as they employ over fifteen employees. The disabilities may include being physical, sensory or mental. When Sainsbury's interview disabled applicants the will judge them on the ability of work they can produce for Sainsbury's not on their disabilities. Discrimination: Different types of discrimination can be:- * Disability * Sex * Age * Being 'Picked on' * People being treated differently. * Religion/race This is why all of the legislation acts exist. Sainsbury's agrees and abides with all of them; this is why they have an equal opportunities policy. ...read more.


The case will be dismissed if Sainsbury's had a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) but they don't have this so they have no reason for breaking the acts laws. If an employee does decide to take Sainsbury's to an employment tribunal, it would damage Sainsbury's reputation and show that they do not care about the strict discrimination laws. All employees get an employment tribunal if they wish; for example all employees have the right to receive pay. If they don't they are being discriminated and can get compensation or their old job back without being discriminated. When Sainsbury's recruit, dismiss or promote their employees it cannot be based on discrimination. E.g. 'Being promoted when you are female but not when you are male' or 'As the applicant is tall Sainsbury's will employee him/her'. Sainsbury's do not agree by these discrimination examples and promote based on effort etc not on age etc. Sainsbury's have adapted their uniforms if an employee is a Muslim or another race that has to have strict clothing rules. E.g. trousers instead of skirts. ?? ?? ?? ?? Dervis Kemal 10ET GNVQ Intermediate Business Equal Opportunities Legislations Ms Smith ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. "Every-one is Equal and Must be Treated in Exactly the Same Way"

    Also work places, every-one should be treated in an equal way. If there are 2 people doing the same job, but one has a speaking disablity, I think they should both still be paid the same wage. If there was a male and a female doing the same job, then

  2. Women and Man are Equal in Gods Eyes

    Frederick Franson wrote "Prophesying Daughters" in 1889 due to the negative response women were receiving. He supported women saying that scripture overwhelmingly supports women in public ministry.7 These are just a few examples of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that preached, pastured and taught God's word to others.

  1. "Everyone is equal". Discuss. examples from the Bible.

    Surely this is a sign of the inequality of the two sexes. There is, of course, the more traditional opinion of the women being the weaker species in the Bible. Two different verses in the Bible accentuate that. "Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands...

  2. Women have a higher profile and feel more equal to men in Christianity than ...

    and are far from equal to men and aggress with my hypothesis. I don't think this would be too biased as this was featured in a news report or news article where a lot of information would have gone into it; however, it could have been tainted up to make it more interesting and to help it sell.

  1. Discrimination in Employment

    The Court of Appeal opted for the package approach, but the House of Lords held that by way of s1 (2) the contracts should be examined term-by-term. * Male comparator The EPA is based on comparison with a named comparator.

  2. Study of parables taken from Luke's Gospel

    tells a group of Jews a story about a Pharisee and tax collector the Jews expect the villain or fault of the story to be about the tax collector. When Jesus tells the Jews this story he also shows that the kingdom of God accepts outcasts such as the tax collector.

  1. Anti-discrimination legislation.

    of the state with racial discrimination and as an affirmation of the broad objective of using legislative action to achieve 'good race relations'. The Race Relations Acts of 1965 and 1968 were based on the twin assumptions of (a) setting up special bodies to deal with the problems faced by

  2. Men and Women are not equal do you agree?

    As both were created by God in the same way and in the same image so they both are equal. I understand why people say that Men and Women are not equal. They change quotes from the bible to suit there story and to provide evidence for their beliefs for

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work