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On this page we look at the different types of discrimination which are outlawed by the Equality Act (the Act). This includes direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and bullying, victimisation, associative and perceptive discrimination. We also summarise the legal protection given to employees who assert a legal right or raise health and safety concerns. For the law relating to disability discrimination, see our separate section on Disability discrimination.

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