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Is that fair?

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How to recognise discrimination

It’s upsetting and humiliating to be singled out for worse treatment because of who you are. If your doctor refuses to treat you because you’re gay, for example, or you are made redundant from your job because you are pregnant. Treatment like this is called discrimination.
Is that fair 2010

You have a right not to be discriminated against. It’s completely unfair and, in many cases, against the law. If you think that you’ve been treated worse than others because of who you are, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will help you:

  • understand what discrimination is
  • recognise when someone might be discriminating against you
  • work out what your rights are
  • know where to get help.

This guide looks long, but don't be put off. You wont need to read it all at once.

New rights!
Changes to the law, which will give people in England, Scotland and Wales more protection against discrimination, will be coming in at various points over the next couple of years.

Wherever we mention these new rules, we'll make it clear by adding the date they're expected to happen. these changes will not apply in Northern Ireland.

Read our guide:

Listen to our guide:
1 Is that fair? Introduction
2 Is that fair? What's discrimination?
3 Is that discrimination? How do I know it's happening to me?
4 Is that discrimination? Anti discrimination laws
5 Is that discrimination? Other rights
6 Is that discrimination? Where to get help
7 Is that fair? Jargon buster
8 Is that fair? The blurb, contact details and thanks

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September 2010

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About 'Is that discrimination?'

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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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