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What is Discrimination?

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Discrimination is more than just unfairness, it is treating an individual less favourably than others because of a protected characteristic such as gender, race, age, etc.

The Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 states that it is unlawful to discriminate against any individual on account of their sex in the areas of employment, training and related matters, education, provision of goods, and facilities or services.

The Gender Reassignment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 amended the Sex Discrimination Order to make it unlawful to discriminate on grounds of gender reassignment in employment and training and the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Regulations 2008 introduced protection from direct discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment, in the provision of goods, facilities, services or premises.

If you feel you have been discriminated against, speak to a legal advisor confidentially on 08088085678, email ree@childrenslawcentre.org or online at REE Live Chat.

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