What is Discrimination?
In the context of employment law, discrimination law is now set out in the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination includes direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, failure to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person, pregnancy and maternity discrimination and gender reassignment discrimination. Other prohibited conduct includes harassment and victimisation.
It is against the law to discriminate against any person on one or more of the following seven protected characteristics : age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment.
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