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Perceptive Discrimination

Perceptive discrimination is the legal term that applies when an individual is treated unfairly because it is believed that they have a certain protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, whether or not it is true.

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.