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Discrimination

Discrimination

Equality and Inclusion Partnership a charity working across Warwickshire to promote equality, inclusion and elimination of discrimination

Definition

What is discrimination?

Discrimination is when you receive negative treatment because of who you are. It can happen because of your race, religion or gender, because of your age, sexuality or because you have a disability.

Discrimination can also happen in lots of different situations, from people saying something hurtful on the street or online abuse, to being turned down for a job opportunity or being denied service.

But however or whenever discrimination happens, it is unacceptable. EQuIP is here to help make it history.

Why you?

Why someone might discriminate against you

There are several characteristics which might make you a target for discrimination. Remember, if someone discriminates against you for any reason regardless of whether you have that characteristic or not, it still matters, and you are still entitled to help and support.

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex (gender)
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marriage & civil partnership
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • If you are part of an alternative subculture, such as being a goth, punk or emo

Examples of places

Where you could experience discrimination

Discrimination can happen anywhere, but here are some common places it can happen.

Types of discrimination

What counts as discrimination?

Most people recognise abuse and violence as discrimination, but there are other forms that can be just as hurtful and impacts on your life.

Direct discrimination

This type of discrimination refers to treating someone with a protected characteristic less favourably than others

Indirect discrimination

This type of discrimination refers to putting rules or arrangements in place that apply to everyone, but that put someone with a protected characteristic at an unfair disadvantage

Harrassment

This type of discrimination refers to unwanted behaviour linked to a protected characteristic that violates someone’s dignity or creates an offensive environment for them

Victimisation

This type of discrimination refers to treating someone unfairly because they’ve complained about discrimination or harassment

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Hate crime

Hate Crime Partnership

The Hate Crime Partnership has been set up to raise awareness of hate crimes and incidents in Warwickshire, and to encourage people to make a report if they experience or witness hate.

This project is a works in partnership with by EQuIP, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire working alongside community and public organisations.

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