Discrimination is the act of treating someone unfairly or differently because of who they are, due to certain beliefs or because they possess certain characteristics.
There are many forms of discrimination and sadly, despite the Equality Act 2010 and the fact that everyone falls under the protected characteristics, it is still a problem in society.
On this page we will explain more about what constitutes as discrimination, the Equality Act 2010 and your rights. We will explore the effects of discrimination on your mental health, and what support is available.
Discrimination towards minority groups has existed in society for many, many years. While we have seen a decline in negative attitudes, the issues still exist. With the change in leadership in the USA in 2016 and Brexit in the UK, to name a few, we seem to be seeing problems occur more often. Whether the issues are more occurrant or we’re talking about it more, something needs to change.