Rights not to be discriminated against
Under the Equality Act 2010, 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 your:
- gender reassignment
- civil partnership
- religion or belief
- sex, or
- sexual orientation
you may be able to challenge this.
Find out more about the Equality Act 2010 from NHS Health Scotland.
Find out more about the protected characteristics from Citizens Advice Scotland.
You can find out more about discrimination from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The information was last updated on: 18th May 2015