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Legislation protecting people in care Equality Act 2010

Equality Act 2010

Equality Act 2010

Under the Equality Act 2010 - described by NHS Health Scotland - it is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their 'protected characteristics'.

If you receive care services, and feel that you have been treated unfairly because of a relevant protected characteristic, you may be able to challenge this.

You can find out more about discrimination from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Find out more about the protected characteristics from Citizens Advice Scotland.

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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