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Discrimination & Islamophobia


Discrimination means treating you unfairly because of who you are. The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination by:
  • Employers
  • Businesses and organisations which provide goods or services (e.g. banks, shops etc)
  • Health and care providers like hospitals and care homes
  • Someone you rent or buy a property from like housing associations and estate agents
  • Schools, colleges and other education providers
  • Transport services like buses, trains and taxis
  • Public bodies like government departments and local authorities.
There are nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010.  The characteristics that are protected in this Act are:
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation.
If you think you've been affected by discrimination, you can call a helpline called the Equality Advisory Support Service on 0808 800 0082 (www.equalityadvisoryservice.com)

You can call the helpline directly, or ask another advice organisation to them on your behalf. The helpline can provide advice and information on discrimination in employment, housing, education, transport and cases where you may have been discriminated against when using or buying goods and services. They can explain what the law says and how it applies to you, how to resolve issue the issue and support you through the process. However, they do not give legal advice.
 
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Equalities and Human Rights Commission
Phone: Has the mandate from Parliament to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights. 
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Website:www.equalityhumanrights.com 
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Equality Advisory and Support Service
Phone:0808 800 0082 The helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.  Can also accept referrals from organisations. 
Email: 
Website:www.equalityadvisoryservice.com 
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FARE Network
Phone:020 7253 6795 The Fare network is an umbrella organisation that brings together individuals, informal groups and organisations driven to combat inequality
in football and use the sport as a means for social change.
Email:info@farenet.org 
Website:www.farenet.org 
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Hate Crime Hub
Phone:01772 209952 Supports people affected by Hate Crimes/Incidents and raises awareness of the impact of hate Crimes / incidents and how to report them.
Email:info@hatecrimehub.org.uk 
Website:www.hatecrimehub.org.uk 
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Stop Hate UK
Phone: 0113 293 5100 One of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individualís identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.
Email: info@stophateuk.org 
Website:www.stophateuk.org 
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Tell MAMA
Phone: Service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse.
Email: 
Website:www.tellmamauk.org 
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True Vision
Phone:  Gives information about hate crime or incidents and how to report them.
Email: 
Website:www.report-it.org.uk 
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