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Are you being discriminated against?

Have a look at each of the columns below. Is there an item you can circle in each column to describe how you have been treated? If so, you might be covered by the anti-discrimination laws.

Who is treating you unfairly? Why are they treating you unfairly?
What are they doing?

Your employer

…of your gender

Treating you worse than others because of who you are


…you are married or in a civil partnership


An education or training provider

…you are pregnant or have recently given birth

Harassing you


…you are transsexual


A public service provider

…of your race, ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality

Using unnecessary rules and ways of doing things that put you at more of a disadvantage


…you are disabled


Someone selling, letting or managing property

…of your sexual orientation

Punishing you for complaining about discrimination


…of your religion or belief or lack of religion


A shop or other service provider

…of your age

Failing to a make reasonable adjustment for your disability


…you are taking or want to take statutory maternity leave


Did you circle an item in each column? If so, the law might protect you against the discrimination you've experienced. Get in touch with one of the organisations listed in Where to get help.

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