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Treating someone differently especially because of feelings or prejudice about their sex, race, religion, disability etc



The making of judgements about the behaviour and culture of others based upon your own culture as the norm- viewing others through the eyes of your own culture


Gender reassignment

A person is deemed to have the protected characteristics of gender reassignment if they are proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process ( or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the persons sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex.


Passive discrimination

Where a person witnesses discrimination taking place and disagrees with the discrimination but does not challenge it.


Pro behaviour

Where a member of a minority group accepts discrimination without challenge or "turns a blind eye" to it or laughs at a discriminatory joke.


Racial group

Is defined by reference to race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins and national origins


Racist incident

Any incident which is perceived to be racists by the victim or any other person


Sexual harassment

Unwanted conduct of a sexual nature or other conduct based on sex affecting the dignity of women and men at work



Where a person is treated less favourably because they have made s complaint based on a belief that they have been subjected to a discriminatory practice; or where another person supporting someone exercising their rights receives less favourable treatment as a result.



A person will be disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day- day activities, which would include things like using a telephone or going on public transport.