Avoiding discrimination: key points of law


Discrimination is a complex area of employment law arising out of treating a person unfairly. It details protections to certain individuals who possess, what is termed, a protected characteristic. These protections will arise in employment situations as well as everyday life, such as providing a service.

In this Q&A we go into more detail around who is protected, the different types of discrimination and other detrimental treatments the act protects from specifically in the workplace.