Discrimination may be unlawful if based on one or more “protected characteristics”, which are:

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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
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation