Discrimination may be unlawful if based on one or more “protected characteristics”, which are:
- Gender Re-assignment
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Click on each of the highlighted areas above to find out more information about each subject.
You also have a number of statutory rights associated with these protected characteristics. To download a PDF detailing these rights click here.
Under the Equality Act 2010, the following acts are outlawed in the employment field:
- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination