The main types of discrimination and other potentially unlawful conduct that are common to all (or nearly all) of the “protected characteristics” are set out in the Equality Act 2010. The Act deals with direct discrimination; indirect discrimination; harassment; victimisation; instructing, causing, inducing and aiding discrimination.
The Equality Act 2010 is concerned with discrimination in respect of the specific protected characteristics and these are the following: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation.
Suffering discrimination at work can be distressing and you may find it difficult to take the plunge and make a complaint. Advice and assistance will be provided with regards to your concerns.