Introduction

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the grounds of race, which includes:

  • colour

  • nationality (including citizenship)

  • ethnic origins and

  • national origins.

The Equality Act 2010 covers all employers regardless of their size, and lends protection to all employees including part-time and temporary staff, contractors, casual workers, apprentices, trainees and agency workers.

Unlawful Discrimination

Racial discrimination occurs when someone is treated less favourably because of race, which includes colour, nationality, ethnic origins and national origins.

All aspects of the employment relationship are covered including:

  • recruitment and selection

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