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Discrimination is the favourable or unfavourable treatment of a person or thing based on criteria other than individual merit - for example, gender, race, or other categories the person or thing belongs to. Not all discrimination is unlawful.

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Question stalking situation / discrimination [closed]

I was issued a trespass warning at TA gas station in Hillsboro Texas .I didn’t do anything but filed a discrimination complaint with their headquarters office because one of their employees was told ...
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Can a business in the US allow only customers who are provably citizens of foreign countries?

It would require that customers provide proof of foreign citizenship — a green card, visa, or foreign passport, and would not bar US dual citizens as long as they could prove citizenship in another ...
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I want to remove school record that reveal my trans status. Can my complaint use terms which stipulate this without identifying as 'transgender'? [closed]

I live in California and ran track in high school. During winter break of 10th grade, I began my transition and returned in 2014, facing challenges to be treated equally. My former school was slow to ...
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Can an agency be liable for sending me home because they did not provide the correct uniform size? [closed]

I was urgently called to cover a shift in London today. Upon arrival, the supervisor gave me a jumpsuit, which clearly did not fit, causing me embarrassment. Despite this, he insisted I attempt to ...
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Could I file a complaint against discrimination in my favor?

(Hypothetical) Say I had a boss who was crazy enough to make a statement like, “All men get a raise, and all women get a paycut.” The hypothetical women in the hypothetical office are refusing to take ...
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Is it legal in the United Kingdom to discriminate on hiring due to business dealings with sanctioned countries?

I've had a qualified candidate apply to one of my job postings. He is Iranian with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. However he has a business interest in Iran where he sells VPNs with bitcoin ...
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Can publicly funded universities create areas designated for students of certain ethnicities only?

Say a publicly funded university creates dedicated facilities, spaces and support for students of a particular ethnicity. They have signs like this: This is a Designated Area for <ethnicity name&...
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Do student aid and tax-exemption qualify as "Federal financial assistance" in the sense of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 stipulates (emphasis by me): No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the ...
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Is it unlawful to create an origin-specific organization?

Suppose I establish a high school, college, or university where anyone can enroll, but I stipulate that The teachers, researchers, or top-level administration must be born in, say, Japan, Egypt, or ...
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What if someone goes on protected leave and their employer thus realizes they don't need them?

Say that Ash works for Big Co. and goes on some kind of legally protected leave (FMLA leave, parental leave, etc.) because of some protected characteristic (such as having acquired a disability and/or ...
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Can legal action reasonably be taken against someone unsavory for endorsing your product/company?

Advertisers don't want their product/company associated with certain people/content. Which is why a lot of ads don't play on more controversial content (e.g. demonetized videos on Youtube). But what ...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

Bob is a male prostitute who only services female clients. Charles is a homosexual male who would like to solicit his services, but Bob being straight and so finding this proposition unenticing, ...
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Is it legal to discriminate using factors that correlate with race/sex?

In most jurisdictions, discrimination based on race/sex is illegal. Is it legal to discriminate using something that correlates with race/sex, but is not actually race/sex? Examples: So-and-so ...
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Is discrimination against transgender people illegal?

Are there any laws that have criminalized discrimination against transgender people in general?
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Must Waitrose modify its free coffee machines for Barbara?

Waitrose has a policy of giving one free coffee from an automatic dispensing machine per day to its Waitrose card holders if they make any other purchase using their MyQaitrose card. Barbara suffers a ...
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Is it illegal to restrict types of shifts available to women?

The scenario I'm imagining is a part-time job, where there's no sex discrimination in the actual hiring based on sex, but the type (and possibly) quantity of shifts available is restricted by sex. ...
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I was asked to leave a store for no reason,then employee snatched item out my hand that belonged to me, I was the ordered out of the store,legal? [closed]

I went to the store to return a item but I didn't have the correct receipt,so continued into the store to purchase other items.The Mgr came up to me and told me to leave the store, I asked him why?He ...
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If a U.S. state legalized murder in a discriminatory way, how could the courts remedy that?

This is apparently very hypothethal question. According to the answers to the question "Could a state legalize murder?", theoretically, a U.S. state could legalize murder (of course, it ...
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Does anything like “indirect discrimination” or the “duty to make reasonable adjustments” exist in the U.S.?

The U.K. Equality act 2010 introduces a notion called “indirect discrimination.” Basically it’s things that one does that disproportionately affects individuals possessing a protected characteristic (...
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Is it legal to discriminate against people over a certain age? [duplicate]

A restaurant reserves certain items on its menu for individuals under a certain age. The equality act 2010 specifically makes allowances for age discrimination against people under the age of 18. But ...
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Q: Age discrimintation?

Q: Age discrimination? Can a federal employer post a job opening without mentioning anything about age requirement (between the ages of X-Y at the start of the position)? Adding equal opportunity ...
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Is it legal for me to ask people who are applying to work for me if they were in a sorority in college and not hire them if they were? [closed]

Long story short, I have issues with sorority girls dating back to when I was younger that I don't really want to elaborate on here. I have little to no problem with fraternity brothers, and so I ...
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Can I sue my local law enforcement agency for gross negligence in reference to their handling of domestic violence against me?

What rights does someone have against law enforcement when this person has been discriminated against by law enforcement officers' lack of actions and the continued allowance of severe abuse and ...
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What type of liability exists for gender discrimination in pricing for a contractor's services and under what conditions?

Suppose that business A contracts business B to perform some work for it on a regular basis. This work is performed for the customers of business A at their request. For concreteness, business A might ...
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Can selective assertion/enforcement of legitimate rights be discriminatory?

A shop exists where a tonne of shoplifting takes place by people of all races. But the security guard only calls the police on the black shoplifters. A pawn shop gives collaterally secured loans to ...
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Can a contract stop part-time employees (but not full time employees) getting a second part-time job?

I am currently considering a funded PhD post. They allow both full-time and part-time applications. They were very clear that if you do the PhD part-time, you at not allowed to do any other paid work, ...
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Are the US consulates obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for medical conditions (for non-citizens)?

I see that some consulates have information about this on their websites for instance, but some don't. Are they obligated to provide such accommodations by the law, or it's a merely at-will decision? ...
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Is police discretion subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)?

Polly the police officer is charged with monitoring and policing a large demonstration which is evenly split between pro-X and anti-X factions. Or alternatively lets say it is dominated by ...
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Is the reasoning of the decision deeming ethical veganism a protected philosophical belief available to read?

I recall reading it at one point suggesting yes, but haven’t been able to find it in searches. It was a preliminary issue hearing, not one to decide the substantive case. Are these decisions normally ...
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Is there or will there be any written reasoned decision in the preliminary issue ruling of Kirsty Ayre on protection of opposition to CRT?

Judge Kirsty Ayre in the employment tribunal has ruled that ACAS employee Sean Corby’s oppositions to critical race theory are a protected philosophical belief under the equality act 2010. Where can ...
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Can dress codes arbitrarily/unilaterally define types of garments?

A foodservice venue prohibits men wearing nothing but a pair of spotted boxer shorts, and perhaps a tank top (commonly called undershirts) or T-shirt, on the basis that it “is underwear” (what makes ...
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Is it lawful to maintain different, independent dress codes for male and female guests to a business/venue? [duplicate]

Some venues/events will specify dress codes for each sex by defining the male code as smart casual and females should wear cocktail dresses etc. But what if these are less congruent, where females are ...
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Why are "sex" and "place of birth" omitted in some of the clauses of the Indian constitution?

15. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.—(1) The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where political views are a protected characteristic?

My understanding is that in most places in the US, it is generally legal to discriminate on the basis of political views or expression. For example, a restaurant owner could refuse to serve a customer ...
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Are anti-piercing (like a nose ring) rules by employer sueable?

I suppose employers can enforce dress codes, but they also can't obviously discriminate against people who have piercings or tattoos. So, what's the line here? If an employer requests an employee to ...
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Do practices, criteria, or provisions applied not of A’s own initiative but by statutory mandate have relevance to the Equality Act?

The equality act in various contexts including those concerning indirect discrimination and the duty to make reasonable adjustments, refers to “practices, criteria or provisions” that may be applied ...
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Must a request for reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010 explicitly invoke the act that created the duty?

The Equality Act 2010 obliges public service providers to provide reasonable adjustments to the disabled in the provisions of their offered service. What conditions invoke this as a binding duty? Must ...
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Is prosecutorial discretion subject to the public sector equality duty?

The Equality Act 2010 creates a duty on public sector entities to have consideration for equality in all decisions they take. Does this bear on prosecutorial offices and their exercises of ...
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Is it illegal to hire by age in the US?

Maybe one of the fields that has the most "ageism" is programming and software engineering jobs. There were multiple times I hear of the CEO or SVP at the final approval stage: "we want ...
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Can restaurants charge differently based on customer's language?

I greeted some Chinese friends who just arrived at an airport. They were hungry after a long flight so we ate lunch inside the airport. We sat down and opened the menu in Chinese. We ordered some food ...
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Have any regulations been made under s22(2)(b) EA2010?

Section 22(2)(b) of the Equality Act 2010 allows for certain regulations. Have any been made thereunder?
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Is it the case that married and civilly-partnered people are protected under the equality act while single people are not?

Section 8 Equality Act 2010 seems to define the protected characteristic as solely applying to people who in fact are married or partnered, but my impression was that one could not be lawfully ...
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What are non-physiological aspects of sex?

Section 7(1) equality act 2010 refers to “physiological or other aspects of sex.” What are these other aspects of sex? In other words, what does this “or other” clause refer to?
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Does this definition of harassment have any legal basis?

Does the following definition of harassment have any legal basis? The gym’s dignity and inclusion policy states: “Harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination. It is unwanted conduct related to a ...
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Legal challenges against age-restricted housing

It’s fairly common when looking for real estate to see “adults only,” “seniors only,” or “55+” restrictions for strata/condominium properties. I would expect this to be a cut and dried case of ...
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May my business notify Christians that we won't serve them?

Hypothetically, suppose that I own and operate a small business in Colorado which expresses artwork for clients and that I do not want to express Christian concepts because I am a Satanist. Might it ...
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Is feminism a discrimination-protected philosophical belief?

Is there any legal authority as to whether feminism is protected under the equality act as a characteristic of philosophical belief? If not one addressing the question directly, either with respect to ...
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When are companies allowed to discriminate based on age, sex, race, religion, sexuality, etc.? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that, at least in California, there are anti-discrimination laws in place, and you can't just not hire someone because they belong to X protected class. But on the other hand, there ...
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To what extent was the Equality Act 2010 shaped by or did it “implement” legal provisions of the EU?

The DPA 2018 was passed pursuant to the EU GDPR to achieve uniformity across the EU in relation to matters of personal data. The unfair contract term regulations too were passed to implement EU ...
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Do anti discrimination laws bind overseas service providers when the victims of their discrimination are in the jurisdiction of the law?

Bob lives in Birmingham or perhaps Madrid. He joins an online club operated by an overseas entity based in Peru, or perhaps Chicago. They incidentally find out that he is black and promptly cancel his ...
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