What are the legal aspects of anti discrimination?
The law includes direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation. The law also protects people who are discriminated against because they are thought to belong to or subscribe to a particular religion or belief.
What are the 7 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.
What are the main issues of Gender discrimination?
5 Top Issues Fueling Gender Inequality in the Workplace
- Unequal pay. On average, American women are more educated than men.
- Sexual harassment. An obstacle that many women face in the workforce is sexual harassment.
- Women are promoted less often than men.
- Fear of asking to be paid what you’re worth.
What are the reason for gender discrimination in society?
The most important causes of gender disparity such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, social customs, belief and anti-female attitude are discussed here.
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’.
How many types of discrimination are there UK?
There are four main types of discrimination.
What is sex discrimination and how can it affect me?
If you’re treated unfairly because you’re a man or a woman, this is sex discrimination. 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’.
What does the Equality Act say about sex discrimination?
The Equality Act 2010 says you must not be discriminated against because: In the Equality Act, sex can mean either male or female, or a group of people like men or boys, or women or girls. There are four main types of sex discrimination. 1. Direct discrimination
When is it unlawful discrimination to discriminate based on sex?
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 does it mean to be discriminated against by gender?
someone thinks you are the opposite sex (this is known as discrimination by perception) you are connected to someone of a particular sex (this is known as discrimination by association) In the Equality Act, sex can mean either male or female, or a group of people like men or boys, or women or girls. Different types of sex discrimination