Who can be a victim?

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits any form of discrimination in the workforce against someone who has a protected characteristic.

Therefore, positive discrimination can apply to someone with at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
Female branch managers in a company whos going to positively discriminate to make a man a branch manager
One of our discrimination solicitors helping with a workplace discrimination case