Equality law

Please visit the Equality Challenge Unit website to find out more about equality law

What the law covers

The law protects staff and students from discrimination on the following grounds, known as protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation