Equality and discrimination 

Men and women


It is unlawful for your age to be the cause of less favourable treatment in your workplace or in vocational training. Find out more about age discrimination and how and where it may affect you. 

Religion and belief

Your religion or belief, or those of somebody else, should not interfere with your right to be treated fairly at work, at school, in shops or while accessing public services such as health care and housing. Learn more about religious discrimination in this section. 


If you have a physical or mental impairment, you have specific rights that protect you against discrimination. Employers and service providers are obliged to make adjustments for you. Find out more, and what to do if you need help.


Women, men and transgender people should not be treated unfairly because of their gender, because they are married or because they are raising a family. This section explains your rights and how to use them. 


Wherever you were born, wherever your parents came from, whatever the colour of your skin, you have a right to be treated fairly. This section explains the rights that protect you against racial discrimination and prejudice.

Sexual orientation

Whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or straight should not put you at a disadvantage. Find out more about discrimination in the workplace, including harassment, on grounds of sexual orientation in this section.


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