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Discrimination

Find out more about the law on discrimination with our selection of articles, links and guides to best practice and regulation.

Topics in depth

The Equality Act 2010 replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act. Under the Act there are nine protected characteristics and we have collated resources related to each one of the nine:

Protected characteristics

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Age

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their age. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Being married or in a civil partnership

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of whether they are married or in a civil partnership or not. Browse our articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Being pregnant or on maternity leave

Find legislation and guidance on employee's rights and employer's responsibilities relating to maternity, paternity and adoption, including discrimination against those being pregnant or on maternity leave.

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Disability

Discrimination legislation protects the rights of disabled people in employment, education, and access to goods and services. Browse articles, books and online resources offering guidance in this area of law.

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Gender reassignment

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of gender reassignment. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their race. Browse articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Religion or belief

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their religion of beliefs. Browse articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Sex

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their sex or gender. Browse articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Sexual orientation

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation. Browse articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

Further resources

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Diversity and inclusion

Articles, books and online resources providing background information and guidance on making a workplace more diverse and inclusive to the people who work in it. This goes beyond merely complying with equality legislation.

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Diversity & Inclusion Community

Tailored resources and best practice guidance for individuals and organisations, helping you to educate, support and raise awareness.

External resources