Protected Characteristics

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Protected Characteristics - (adjective + noun)


It is against the law to discriminate against someone based on a protected characteristic. These protected characteristics include age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.


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Example of Use: If you believe you are being discriminated against because of a protected characteristic, then you should get some legal advice.