This guide breaks down how the Equality Act 2010 provides job applicants, trainees, employees, and self-employed workers with protection from discrimination at work. The Act makes it unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you because of your protected characteristic in job advertisements, recruitment and selection, during and after employment, in occupational pension schemes, employment training and equal pay. Section 39 EQA 2010 says that an employer must not discriminate against, victimise or harass a job applicant or worker. As a worker, your employer must not discriminate against or victimise you;
- In the terms and conditions of your employment.
- In the way they make access to opportunities for promotion, transfer or training or for receiving any other benefit, facility or service.
- By dismissing you.
- By subjecting you to any other detriment.