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Equality and non-discrimination

It is against the law to treat someone less favourably than someone else because of a personal characteristic, eg religion or age. There are different kinds of discrimination.

It can include, for example:
not hiring someone
selecting a particular person for redundancy
paying someone less than another worker without good reason

See guide Employers: preventing discrimination

Equal pay

Women and men are entitled to be paid equal amounts for work of equal value - including benefits, eg company car. Read more

[Page updated: 19/01/2010]


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