What Are The 9 Protected Characteristics?

What does the Equality Act protect against?

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..

What are the 10 protected characteristics?

What are protected characteristics?age.disability.gender reassignment.marriage and civil partnership.pregnancy and maternity.race.religion or belief.sex.More items…•

What does the Equality Act say about disability?

The Equality Act 2010 says that you must not be discriminated against because: you have a disability. someone thinks you have a disability (this is known as discrimination by perception) you are connected to someone with a disability (this is known as discrimination by association)

What is a protected characteristics?

Protected characteristics These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

How does the Equality Act 2010 protect individuals?

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations.

Is health a protected characteristic?

‘Protected characteristics’ is the name for the nine personal characteristics that are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act. They are: age. disability (this can include mental health problems)

Is being a woman a protected characteristic?

It applies to men and women of any age and so it includes girls and boys. The Equality Act 2010 says it’s only unlawful discrimination if you’re treated a certain way, because of certain reasons called ‘protected characteristics’. Sex is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act.

What are the 7 types of discrimination?

Types of DiscriminationAge Discrimination.Disability Discrimination.Sexual Orientation.Status as a Parent.Religious Discrimination.National Origin.Sexual Harassment.Race, Color, and Sex.More items…

Can you sue for unfair treatment at work?

If you’re a victim of job discrimination or harassment, you can file a lawsuit. If the discrimination violates federal law, you must first file a charge with the EEOC. (This doesn’t apply to cases of unequal pay between men and women.) You may decide to sue if the EEOC can’t help you.