Discrimination means treating you unfairly because of who you are. The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination by:
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:
Marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
Pregnancy and maternity
Religion or belief
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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