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Marriage and civil partnership discrimination

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of whether they are married or in a civil partnership or not. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Accountants Legal Service Bloomsbury Professional 2021 May 2021

A chapter on recruitment in this reference guide for accountants faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Includes sections on data protection and discrimination against job applicants.

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These ten sections of the chapter on employment cover discrimination - the Equality Act 2010 replaced all previous discrimination legislation. Discrimination on the basis of: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and sexual orientation is outlawed. In addition discrimination against people with criminal records, part-time workers, fixed-term workers and agency workers is also covered.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.


Marriage and civil partnerships

September 2017

Acas key guide offering an insight into how marriage and civil partnership discrimination can occur in the workplace and how it can be dealt with.

Marriage and civil partnership discrimination

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Guidance from EHRC, including types of marriage and civil partnership discrimination and circumstances when being treated differently due to being married or in a civil partnership is lawful.

Sexual orientation discrimination

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Guidance on addressing sexual discrimination in the workplace from the CIPD. Includes factsheets, Q&As and case law. This guidance also covers some aspects of marriage and civil partnership discrimination. Registration required to access content.

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