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What's it all about?

You have a right not to be discriminated against. There are specific anti-discrimination laws protecting you from discrimination because of the following factors:

  • Race, colour, nationality or ethnic origins
  • Religion or religious or philosophical belief
  • Sex (gender)
  • Transgender
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Political belief (in Northern Ireland only)

Even if one of these factors does not apply to you, you may still be protected from discrimination under human rights laws.

You should not be treated unfairly for any reason. Not only is it disrespectful and wrong to treat you in this way, it may also be illegal.

It's not right to be singled out, treated differently and made to feel bad because of who you are. On these pages we are going to show you how to recognise discrimination, explain why you shouldn't put up with it and help you take action to deal with it.

We want to hear your story: Have you experienced discrimination? What did you do about it? Have you got any tips or advice for others in the same situation? Please use the comment box below to tell us about it.

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January 2009

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'Is that discrimination?' is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS 2007–2013. The information on these pages covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For more information see About 'Is that discrimination?'.

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