Equality and Diversity
Equality and Discrimination
The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination at work, in education, as a consumer, when using public services, when buying or renting property and as a member or guest of a private club or association
You are also protected from discrimination if you are associated with someone who has a ‘protected characteristic’, for example a family member or friend or if you have complained about discrimination or supported someone else’s claim.
Positive action can be legally taken to help people with a ‘protected characteristic’ if they:
Are at a disadvantage
Have particular needs
Are under-represented in an activity or type of work
Further information is available on the Equality and Human Rights Commission Website.
Pages in this section
- What does Equality and Diversity mean?
- How Diverse is the District of Harborough?
- What does the law say about Equality?
- Equality Framework for Local Government
- Harborough District Council Equality Plan 2014/17
- Harborough District Council Equality Objectives
- Equality Analysis
- Equality and Discrimination
- Providing documents in alternative formats (translation and interpretation)
- Equality and Fairness in recruitment and employment (including equal pay)
- Gypsies and Travellers
- Local Initiatives
- Diversity Calendar