14 Combined discrimination: dual characteristics
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

14  Combined discrimination: dual characteristics

(1)     A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a combination of two relevant protected characteristics, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat a person who does not share either of those characteristics.

(2)     The relevant protected characteristics are—

(a)     age;

(b)     disability;

(c)     gender reassignment;

(d)     race

(e)     religion or belief;

(f)     sex;

(g)     sexual orientation.

(3)     For the purposes of establishing a contravention of this Act by virtue of subsection (1), B need not show that A's treatment of B is direct discrimination because of each of the characteristics in the combination (taken separately).


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