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Protected Characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation against people with a ‘protected characteristic’.

People are also protected if they experience discrimination because they are perceived to have one of these characteristics or are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic.

Protected Characteristics Factsheets

The Factsheets attached below have been produced to provide more information on each characteristic.