Direct discrimination - Citizens Advice

If you've experienced discrimination, you may be able to do something about it

If you’ve been treated unfairly by someone simply because of who you are, this could be direct discrimination. Direct discrimination is against the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. This means you can take action in the civil courts.

Direct discrimination - Citizens Advice

Direct discrimination is when you’re treated differently and worse than someone else for certain reasons. The Equality Act says you’ve been treated less favourably.

Direct discrimination can be because of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage or civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

If you think you have been discriminated against, come and talk to us or call our Adviceline