Discrimination in the workplace

The law protects you against discrimination at work, including:

  • dismissal
  • terms and conditions of employment
  • pay and benefits
  • promotion opportunities
  • training
  • recruitment
  • redundancy

There are various types of discrimination and it is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:-

  • age
  • gender reassignment
  • being married or in a civil partnership
  • being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • disability
  • race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sex orientation

The above are known as “protected characteristics” and you are legally protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010.

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