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Protected characteristics

If you've been treated unfairly because of who you are, it may be unlawful discrimination. This section will help you find out if you're someone who mustn’t be discriminated against.

Age

Explains what is meant by age discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Sex

Explains what is meant by sex discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Sexual orientation

Explains what is meant by sexual orientation discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Gender reassignment

Explains what is meant by gender reassignment discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Race

Explains what is meant by race discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Gypsies and Travellers - race discrimination

Explains how Gypsies and Travellers are protected by race discrimination law, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Religion or belief

Explains what is meant by religion or belief discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Marriage and civil partnership

Explains what is meant by marriage and civil partnership discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Disability

Explains what is meant by disability discrimination, according to the Equality Act 2010.

Showing you're disabled

Explains how to prove you have a disability, by showing how your medical condition affects your day to day activities.