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Types of Discrimination

Absence From Work Because of Gender Reassignment
Absence From Work Because of Gender Reassignment

Absences from work. If you are absent from work because of gender reassignment, your employer cannot treat you worse than you would be treated if you were off: due to an illness or injury. For example your employer cannot pay you less than you would have received if you were off sick; due to some other reason.

age
age

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination. It is not illegal for an

source: eeoc.gov
Being Married or in a Civil Partnership
Being Married or in a Civil Partnership

In the Equality Act marriage and civil partnership means someone who is legally married or in a civil partnership. Marriage can either be between a man and a woman, or between partners of the same sex. Civil partnership is between partners of the same sex.

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Being or Becoming a Transsexual Person
Being or Becoming a Transsexual Person

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Being Pregnant or on Maternity Leave
Being Pregnant or on Maternity Leave

Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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Comparators in Direct Discrimination Cases
Comparators in Direct Discrimination Cases

If you want to make a claim for direct discrimination you need to compare your treatment with the treatment of someone else. This person is called a comparator. Read this page to find out more about comparators in direct discrimination cases.

Direct Discrimination
Direct Discrimination

Direct discrimination is against the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. This means you can take action in the civil courts. This means you can take action in the civil courts.

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Disability
Disability

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability.

source: eeoc.gov
Indirect Discrimination
Indirect Discrimination

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.

Justifying Discrimination
Justifying Discrimination

If discrimination is justified, it doesn’t count as unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act. Discrimination can only be justified in certain situations. These are: indirect discrimination; discrimination because of something connected to your disability, this is called discrimination arising from a disability; direct age discrimination.

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Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination
Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly because you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or because you’ve recently given birth. You must suffer a disadvantage as a result of the unfair treatment. The law says you’ve been treated unfavourably.

Race Including Colour, Nationality, Ethnic or National Origin
Race Including Colour, Nationality, Ethnic or National Origin

Colour: brown, nationality: USA, national origin:England, ethnic origin: British-Asian/Malayali Nasrani (Kerala, India) For more information about how the new Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 will affect your business, please telephone 01534 887088 or to book a place on our training courses on race discrimination, please email cara.leheuze ...

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Religion, Belief or Lack of Religion/Belief
Religion, Belief or Lack of Religion/Belief

This is when you are treated differently because of your religion or belief in one of the situations that are covered by the Equality Act. The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy. It doesn’t have to be intentional to be unlawful.

sex
sex

Sex-Based Discrimination. Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person's sex. Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII.

source: eeoc.gov

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