Commentary

167.4 The key concepts of the Act: prohibited conduct

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167.4 The key concepts of the Act: prohibited conduct

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167.4 The key concepts of the Act: prohibited conduct

The Equality Act 2010 goes on to set out what conduct is prohibited, that is, direct discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

Direct discrimination occurs1 where the reason for a person being treated less favourably than another is one or a combination of two of2 the protected characteristics listed above. This extends to cover cases where the less favourable treatment is because of the victim’s association with someone who has that characteristic3, or because the victim is wrongly thought to have it4. The Act contains special rules for

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