The 9 Protected Characteristics
Did you know that the law says that you can’t be treated less favourably, or put at a disadvantage, because of who you are? This sort of unfair treatment is known as discrimination & people are not allowed to discriminate against you in certain circumstances simply because of certain things about you. These things are known as protected characteristics, and there are nine of them.
Disability discrimination is when you are treated less well or put at a disadvantage for a reason that relates to your disability in one of the situations covered by the Equality Act.