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6.4 Marriage and Civil Partnership

Tips on Avoiding Discrimination under the Equality Act (2010) for Marriage and Civil Partnership:

  • An interview panel makes an applicant feel humiliated by telling jokes about civil partners = Harassment.
  • At a job interview, an applicant mentions she has a same sex partner.  Although she is the most qualified candidate, the School/Unit decides not to offer her the job. This decision treats her less favourably than the successful candidate, who is a heterosexual woman = Direct Discrimination.
  • Negative comments made and unwanted personal questions asked about the Marriage and Civil Partnership of an applicant.


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