Discriminatory Abuse

It is against the law to discriminate (treat less favourably) against anyone because of:

  • Age
  • Being or becoming a transsexual person
  • Being married or in a civil partnership
  • Being pregnant or having a child
  • Disability
  • Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation.

These are called ‘protected characteristics’.

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Prevention Information Sheet: Discriminatory Abuse