Last edited 05 Mar 2021

Discrimination

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:

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