Report + Support is an option for those who do not require an immediate response. It is not an emergency service. If you, or another, are in immediate danger call 999 (dial 9999 from a University extension). Please also notify the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999 (dial 8999 from a University extension ).
Discrimination can be direct or indirect. 
Direct discrimination: Unlawful discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a relevant or perceived protected characteristic. A person may also be discriminated against because they are associated with or have advocated on behalf of someone with a protected characteristic.  

Indirect discrimination: Can occur when rules are put into practice that apply to everyone but put someone with a protected characteristic at an unfair disadvantage.    

The protected characteristics under the Equality Act (2010) are: 
  • age 
  • disability 
  • gender reassignment 
  • marriage and civil partnership (in employment only) 
  • pregnancy and maternity (including breastfeeding)  
  • race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity or national origin) 
  • religion or belief (including non-belief)  
  • sex/gender  
  • sexual orientation. 



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