78. Nature of discrimination.

There are three forms of discrimination under domestic anti-discrimination legislation: direct discrimination1, indirect discrimination2, and discrimination by way of victimisation3. Direct discrimination arises where a person is treated less favourably, based on a prohibited characteristic4, than a comparable person is, or would be, treated5, for example in refusing a woman a licence to coach on ground of her gender6 or a man on grounds of his race or colour. It is unlawful unless expressly permitted by statute and there is no scope for justification. Direct discrimination includes harassment7. Indirect discrimination is concerned with treatment which is in form equal,