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Legislation protecting people in care Equality Act 2010

Equality Act 2010

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

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