What are protected charcteristics?

Any of these following characteristics are protected. Therefore, it’s unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 to favourite people with these protected characteristics without a justifiable reason. 

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
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