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Perceptive Discrimination

Perceptive Discrimination refers to discrimination based on a perception that an individual is a member of a relevant protected group. The relevant protected groups are Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex and Sexual Orientation.

Perceptive discrimination could occur if:

  • A member of staff refuses to supervise a student because they believe that he or she is transsexual.
  • An employer decides not promote a member of staff because they believe they have a disability.