The Equality Act 2010 refers to direct and indirect discrimination, where:
- A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others. (Direct discrimination)
- A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if A applies to B a provision, criterion or practice which is discriminatory in relation to a relevant protected characteristic of B's. (Indirect discrimination)
References to particular strands of discrimination are:
- Gender reassignment.
- Marriage and civil partnership.
- Pregnancy and maternity.
- Religion or belief.
- Sexual orientation.
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- Low income household.
- People with disabilities.
- Persistent poverty.
- Poverty premium.
- Protected characteristics.
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