Equality, Diversity & Discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are not allowed to discriminate against certain protected groups. Discrimination means to treat someone badly or less favourably because of who they are, for example because of their age or sexual orientation.

Discrimination can be direct (personally treating one person differently) or indirect (implementing policies or procedures which apply to all but which negatively affect a person or group of people). Discrimination  also include harassment (intimidating or distressing someone because of a protected characteristic) and victimisation (treating someone unfavourably because they made a discrimination complaint or supported someone who did).

Our discrimination expertise includes:

  • Age;
  • Disability;
  • Equal pay;
  • Gender reassignment;
  • Marital status;
  • Race;
  • Religion and belief;
  • Sex;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Trade union membership;
  • Whistle blowing; and
  • Part time and fixed time workers.

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