This section provides an overview of discrimination law, including the protected characteristics and types of discrimination. It takes a more detailed look at disability discrimination and explains when employers are liable for discrimination committed by their employees and the ‘all reasonably practicable' steps defence. We also look briefly at the protection given to fixed-term employees and part-time workers from being discriminated against because of their status and the protection given to employees who assert a legal right or raise health and safety concerns.

You may find our Policy - equality and Policy - bullying and harassment  useful.

Agency workers' rights to equal treatment with your direct recruits are covered in the Agency workers section.

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