1. What discrimination is

It is against the law to treat someone less favourably than someone else because of a personal characteristic, eg religion or age. There are different kinds of discrimination.

It can include, for example:

  • not hiring someone
  • selecting a particular person for redundancy
  • paying someone less than another worker without good reason

Discrimination does not have to be deliberate and intentional. You can discriminate indirectly with working conditions or rules that disadvantage one group of people more than another.