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The comparator in direct discrimination (1 month)

Under Section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 direct discrimination is where your employer treats you less favourably than they treat others at work and you are worse off because of it. You must prove “less favourable treatment” in order to succeed in your claim. To do this you must compare your treatment to a real or hypothetical comparator. This page provides directions on how to do this.


The concept of a comparator only applies to direct discrimination claims.  This page tells you about types of comparator, comparators for the different protected characteristics, and how to construct a comparator for your direct discrimination claim.

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