How many types of discrimination are there UK?

How many types of discrimination are there UK?

How can you be discriminated against? There are four main types of discrimination.

What is indirect discrimination UK?

Indirect discrimination is when there’s a practice, policy or rule which applies to everyone in the same way, but it has a worse effect on some people than others. The Equality Act says it puts you at a particular disadvantage.

What is direct discrimination UK?

Direct discrimination is when you’re treated differently and worse than someone else for certain reasons. The Equality Act says you’ve been treated less favourably. Direct discrimination can be because of: age. disability.

What are examples of direct and indirect discrimination?

There are four main types of discrimination under The Equality Act (2010): Direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination….Types of indirect discrimination

  • Age.
  • Disability.
  • Gender reassignment.
  • Marriage or civil partnership.
  • Pregnancy and maternity.
  • Race.
  • Religion or belief.
  • Sex.

What is direct discrimination examples?

Direct discrimination is when someone is treated unfairly because of a protected characteristic, such as sex or race. For example, someone is not offered a promotion because they’re a woman and the job goes to a less qualified man.

What are some examples of indirect discrimination?

Types of indirect discrimination

  • Age.
  • Disability (including mental health complications)
  • Gender reassignment.
  • Marriage and civil partnership.
  • Pregnancy and maternity.
  • Race.
  • Religion and belief.
  • Sex.

What is classed as indirect discrimination?

Indirect discrimination happens when there is a policy that applies in the same way for everybody but disadvantages a group of people who share a protected characteristic, and you are disadvantaged as part of this group.

What is unlawful discrimination UK?

Unlawful discrimination means treating someone badly, or less favourably than others, on the basis of certain personal attributes. There are nine attributes which are protected by UK law set out in the Equality Act 2010. They are often referred to as ‘protected characteristics’.

What is the Equality Act UK?

The Equality Act is a law which protects you from discrimination. It means that discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of certain personal characteristics, such as age, is now against the law in almost all cases. The Equality Act applies to discrimination based on: Age.

What is indirect discrimination in the workplace?

Indirect discrimination. Indirect discrimination can happen when there are rules or arrangements that apply to a group of employees or job applicants, but in practice are less fair to a certain protected characteristic. The employee or applicant must be able to prove both of the following about the rule or arrangement:

Is being a pensioner an example of indirect discrimination?

Being a pensioner falls under the protected characteristic of age. This could be indirect discrimination, as one group of people who share the protected characteristic of age are particularly disadvantaged compared to another group. How do you show disadvantage? Sometimes, you can rely on common knowledge to show how some people are disadvantaged.

Where can I get further advice about indirect discrimination?

If the organisation can show there is a good reason for its policy, it is not indirect discrimination. This is known as objective justification. If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

What is direct discrimination and how can you prove it?

If you cannot point to another person who has been treated better, it is still direct discrimination if you can show that a person who did not have your protected characteristic would have been treated better in similar circumstances. To be unlawful, the treatment must have happened in one of the situations that are covered by the Equality Act.