The Equality Act and nine protected characteristics

Your right to equal treatment

This section introduces your rights to freedom from discrimination in the Equality Act (2010).

It also outlines your rights around nine protected characteristics and our work to secure these rights on behalf of members. Importantly, these sections also detail how you can help in the fight for dignity at work on behalf of yourself, and other Equity members.

While menopause and perimenopause are not specifically protected under the Equality Act, if you are treated unfairly at work because of menopause or perimenopause, this could amount to discrimination. Find out about menopause and the law

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