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.