Area Discrimination

Cancer Discrimination at work

Discrimination occurs when you are treated less favourably than another person because of your disability. Cancer is automatically considered a disability, for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, from the point of diagnosis. This means that you are protected…

Discrimination by Perception

Discrimination by perception is a form of direct discrimination. Discrimination by perception involves a claimant being treated less favourably because the respondent mistakenly perceives the employee to have a protected characteristic. Example: Someone submits their application for a vacancy that has…

Discrimination by Association

Discrimination by association is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act (EqA) 2010. It arises where an employee is discriminated against because they are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic. Currently, the law does not extend…

Victimisation

Victimisation is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”). It is often confused with claims of bullying or harassment but it is different and has a specific legal definition. Victimisation occurs when someone subjects you to…

Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination takes place when someone is discriminated against, victimised or harassed on the basis of their gender. The Equality Act 2010 offers protection to both men and women from discrimination attributed to their gender.  There are four types of…

Race Discrimination

Race discrimination takes place when someone is discriminated against, victimised or harassed on the basis of their race. For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 race includes nationality, colour and origin. This definition is not full and other characteristics…