No-one should be treated differently because of skin colour, ethnicity, culture, or heritage. Race/ethnicity does not define competence or capability and we should all feel valued for our differences and the value these bring to the workplace and our wider communities.
Everyone has something to give no matter what their age, everyone has different life, learning and work experiences that we can pass onto each other to make improvements within ourselves and others around us.
Opportunities should be available to all, irrespective of whether or not individuals have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial, and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
No one religion or branch of a religion overrides another, all beliefs are protected and equal whether religious or philosophical. Employees are protected against discrimination because they have a religious faith or a philosophical belief, as well as because they do not.
Nobody should feel that their gender impacts on their daily or professional lives. The same opportunities and advantages should be available to everyone, whether male or female or however they identify.
Ultimately, it is the right and correct thing to do. Sexual orientation is protected to ensure discrimination does not occur based on sexual orientation for any reason in the workplace and recruitment process.