Kathy Faulks asks what are protected characteristics and why do they matter to all charities, voluntary organisations and community groups?
What are protected characteristics?
The Equality Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of a protected characteristic in a whole range of areas of life including employment and the provision of services.
The protected characteristics are:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
Would your organisation or group be interested in a training session to look at protected characteristics and to also look at the meanings of
- Direct discrimination
- Associative discrimination
- Discrimination by perception
- Harassment by a third party
If you read this and you haven’t got a clue what I am going on about then you really should comment that you would like training!
(Dick-are you reading this?)