Last edited 05 Feb 2021


The Equality Act 2010 states:

A person (A) victimises another person (B) if A subjects B to a detriment because—

  • B does a protected act, or
  • A believes that B has done, or may do, a protected act.

Each of the following is a protected act

  • bringing proceedings under this Act;
  • giving evidence or information in connection with proceedings under this Act;
  • doing any other thing for the purposes of or in connection with this Act;
  • making an allegation (whether or not express) that A or another person has contravened this Act.

See also: Harassment.

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