Protection from discrimination
The Equality Act 2010 protects children and young people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
- When you apply for or have a job
- When you use or try to use public services
- When you use or try to use, private services (including membership clubs, transport
- In your education and training.
How is the Equality Act 2010 relevant to you?
Discriminatory behaviour often comes from people being ignorant and having a lack of understanding of different cultures, beliefs or lifestyles, which can often become a factor in bullying, while a lack of empathy - that is, the ability to place oneself in the shoes of another and imagine life from their perspective - can cause us to view the world from our limited frame of reference.
Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:
when you are in the workplace
when you use public services like healthcare (visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education at your school or college
when you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
when you use to transport
when you join a club or association (for example, your local football club or youth club)
when you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments