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Direct and indirect discrimination – what’s the difference ?

Equal Opportunities Law states that all individuals should be employed, paid and promoted solely because of the skills and abilities they possess and how they do their job and when an employee or applicant is treated less favourably than another employee or applicant by the employer this will be classed as discrimination. In cases like [...]

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Direct discrimination

Two types of discrimination can exist in the United Kingdom, indirect discrimination and direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination is when an organisation has policies and rules applied equally to all members of the organisation. However, the effect of the policy causes disadvantage to one particular group of individuals. Direct discrimination is where an individual is treated [...]

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The law on sex discrimination

Sex discrimination is where a person is treated unfavourably as a result of being a particular sex. If sex discrimination occurs in employment, education, provision of goods and services, housing or public authorities, it is illegal. The law of sex discrimination also protects against pregnancy, gender reassignment, civil partnerships and sexuality. Sex discrimination can be [...]

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Disability discrimination

Direct Discrimination This would be where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of a disability. The employee would need to highlight a relevant comparator i.e. a colleague in a similar position without a disability. If they are unable to do this they can rely on a hypothetical comparator. Indirect Discrimination Applying a provision [...]

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