What are the 10 protected characteristics?
- Religion or creed.
- National origin or ancestry.
- Sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity).
- Physical or mental disability.
- Veteran status.
What are the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010?
Protected characteristics These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
What illnesses are covered under the Disability Act UK?
What counts as disability
- cancer, including skin growths that need removing before they become cancerous.
- a visual impairment – this means you’re certified as blind, severely sight impaired, sight impaired or partially sighted.
- multiple sclerosis.
- an HIV infection – even if you don’t have any symptoms.
What are examples of indirect discrimination?
An example of indirect discrimination, may be a minimum height requirement for a job where height is not relevant to carry out the role. Such a requirement would likely discriminate disproportionately against women (and some minority ethnic groups) as they are generally shorter than men.
Is anxiety a disability under Equality Act?
An employee is considered to have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This can include depressive and anxiety-related impairments.
What is Victimisation under the Equality Act?
If you’re treated badly because you complain about discrimination or you help someone who has been discriminated against, this is called victimisation. Victimisation is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. If you’ve been treated badly because you complained, you may be able to do something about it.
How does the Equality Act apply to carers and carers?
This law applies to discrimination and harassment if they happen in your work place, and will also protect you as a carer: You can go to our page on the Equality Act 2010 for more information on how the act aims to protect carers and those they look after.
Who is eligible for Carer Allowance?
For people who give additional daily care to someone with a disability or medical condition, or an adult who is frail aged. meet an income test. Read the full conditions under who can get it. The carer and the person you are providing care for must both be eligible. There’s no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test.
Is there an assets test for Carer Allowance?
meet an income test. Read the full conditions under who can get it. The carer and the person you are providing care for must both be eligible. There’s no assets test for Carer Allowance but there is an income test. Complete the following steps to claim Carer Allowance.
What did the CARERS Act 2004 do?
Revised text of statute as amended. The Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 (c 15) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom aimed at helping carers achieve fair access to training, work and leisure opportunities.