Equality is about ensuring every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.
It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way the were born, where they come from, what they believe or whether they have a disability.
Equality recognises that historically certain groups with protected characteristics such as race, disability, sex and sexual orientation have experienced discrimination.
Source: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equity is the quality of being fair and reasonable in a way that gives equal treatment to everyone
Source: Collins English Dictionary
When considering how these two elements work together in an organisation you need think about equality in terms of equal opportunities and fairness for all employees and for candidates in the recruitment and selection process. With equity this is about considering individual needs when ensuring opportunities are fairly accessed by all.