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Race Relations Act 1976.

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Race Relations Act 1976 You have the right not to be discriminated against on racial grounds. The Race Relations Act 1976 makes it unlawful to treat a person less favourably than others on racial grounds. These cover grounds of race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), and national or ethnic origin. In practice, most racial discrimination in Britain is against people from ethnic minorities, but the law protects people of every background, race, colour and nationality. The Race Relations Act 1976 provides protection from race discrimination in the fields of employment, education, training, housing, and the provision of goods, facilities and services. Racist incidents ranging from criminal harassment and abuse to physical violence are offences under the criminal law. Inciting racial hatred is also a criminal offence. Publishing and disseminating materials such as leaflets and newspapers that are likely to incite racial hatred is also a criminal offence. ...read more.


The EPA has been interpreted to cover indirect sex discrimination as well as direct discrimination i.e. where the pay difference is due to a condition or practice which applies to men and women but which adversely affects a considerably larger proportion of one sex than the other and it is not justifiable, irrespective of sex, to apply that condition or practice. So, for example, the fact that a woman is paid a lower hourly rate than a man because she works part-time and he works full-time is unlikely to be a good defence to an equal pay claim. The EPA applies to England, Wales and Scotland. The EPA applies to women and men of any age, including children. The EPA applies to people who are "employees" in the sense required for some other employment rights, such as the right not to be unfairly dismissed, but also to other people who are engaged under a contract personally to execute work or labour. ...read more.


In insurance where the discriminatory treatment reasonably relates to actuarial or other data. The SDA applies to England, Wales and Scotland. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) aims to end the discrimination which many disabled people face. This Act gives disabled people rights in the areas of: employment access to goods, facilities and services buying or renting land or property. The employment rights and first rights of access came into force on 2 December, 1996; further rights of access came into force on 1 October, 1999; and the final rights of access will come into force in October 2004. In addition this Act: allows the Government to set minimum standards so that disabled people can use public transport easily. The Act defines a disabled person as someone with "a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities." ...read more.

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