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Equality North East


This section of the website is used to catalogue definitions of terms used throughout this website. To select a word, choose the initial letter of the word below.

Glossary Terms beginning with the letter I :

  • Immigration
    The process in which people move to and permanently settle in a country other than the one they were born in.
  • Indirect discrimination
    Indirect discrimination is treatment which is seen be equal to all employees but discriminates against people of a particular national, racial or ethnic background, gender, because of a person's disability or religion or belief or sexual orientation, because they are being subjected to an unjustifiable condition of employment.
  • Institutional Discrimination
    A complex form of discrimination which is knitted into the fabric of society, or an organisation through the culture and working practices that have evolved.
  • Institutional Racism
    See Institutional Discrimination