The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. The Act identifies nine ‘protected characteristics’ or groups that are covered by the legislation:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Race and Ethnicity
- Religion and Belief
- Sexual Orientation
The Population Analysis of Protected Characteristics provides an overview of the population of Gloucestershire by nine protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010.