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Your rights Rights not to be discriminated against

Rights not to be discriminated against

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:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • pregnancy
  • maternity
  • race
  • 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: 24th May 2017

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