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What counts as unlawful discrimination at work

Discrimination at work can mean you’re treated less favourably than your colleagues. It may take many forms, for example, victimisation, harassment or failure to make reasonable adjustments. 

You may not be hired for a job or be paid less than a colleague without good reason. Discrimination is unlawful when it is associated with one of the following protected characteristics:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage or civil partnership
  • race or national origin
  • religion, belief or philosophy
  • gender or sexual orientation
  • pregnancy

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