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15 Equal Opportunities

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1. Introduction

2. When discrimination can happen

3. Types of discrimination

4. Sex discrimination

5. Transgender people

6. Discrimination because you are gay or lesbian

7. Discrimination because of your religion or beliefs

8. What you can do about discrimination

9. Dealing with discrimination at work

10. Going to an employment tribunal

11. Dealing with other types of discrimination

12. The Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1998 covers many different types of discrimination – including some that are not covered by other discrimination laws. However, this law can be used only when one of the other ‘articles’ (the specific principles) of the act applies, such as the right to ‘respect for private and family life’.

Also, rights under the Act can be used only against a public authority (for example, the police, a local council or Jobcentre Plus), and not a private company. However, court decisions on discrimination will generally have to take into account what the Human Rights Act says. For more on this, see the CLS Direct leaflet, ‘The Human Rights Act’.

13. Discrimination because of your age

14. Further help

15. About this leaflet




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This leaflet was published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Sara Leslie

Leaflet Version:  December 2019

 




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