Now that I have your attention…you find yourself curiously reading on and, for that, I thank you.
Did you know that Sex is one of many protected characteristics contained within the Equality Act 2010?
These characteristics are:
Age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion of belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Essentially this means that individuals who have these characteristics and feel discriminated because of these characteristics may have rights and claims against not only their discriminators but even those who are responsible for those perpetrators e.g. an employer.
The topic of discrimination is expansive and each characteristic would merit an article in its own right. However, in this piece I want to touch on the characteristic of ‘sex’ and how this impacts the workplace.
Q. What is the definition…