What are Protected Characteristics?
Under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), and related legislation, all employers/firms and other bodies are under a statutory duty not to directly or indirectly discriminate against anyone who possess a protected characteristic. Claims for harassment may also arise from some of these characteristics
The legislation sets out nine protected characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage or civil partnership
- Pregnancy or maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual Orientation
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