Equality Act 2010
Under the Equality Act 2010 – described by NHS Health Scotland – it is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their 'protected characteristics'.
If you receive care services, and feel that you have been treated unfairly because of a relevant protected characteristic, you may be able to challenge this.
You can find out more about discrimination from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Find out more about the protected characteristics from Citizens Advice Scotland
The information was last updated on: 27th August 2020