Assessment on Managing for Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
According to Gosepath (2007, p.51) equality connotes the connection amid a group of diverse individuals, entities, procedures or situations that have equal value in at least one respect, but not all respects. Equality is another term for equal opportunities for the diverse groups that are referred to. This is founded on the lawful responsibility to respect anti-discrimination laws giving protection to the people who are marginalised, in this case, the people with disabilities and minorities.
On the other hand, diversity is derived from a management term “managing diversity” (Sheared 2007, p. 21). This term is used to describe management practices where the aim is to value the diversity of each individual employee which helps to maximize quality output from them. It encompasses visible as well as non-visible individual differences. Equality therefore defines the way everyone is treated the same regardless of their states. It calls for equity for all regardless of their genders, disability, religion, ethnic background, race or any other factor that is used to discriminate people.