Sex and race discrimination

Topic Index
Unlawful sex discrimination
Unlawful race discrimination
Liability for sex and race discrimination
Enforcement and remedies



  • Employees and workers are protected from sex and race discrimination in the workplace by virtue of the Equality Act 2010. 'Sex' and 'race' are two of the 'protected characteristics' under the Act.
  • Protection from discrimination applies to recruitment; terms of employment; access to training and promotion; access to benefits, facilities/services; dismissal and certain post-termination situations.
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