indirect discrimination
A type of discrimination that occurs where A applies to B (a member of a protected group) an apparently neutral provision, criterion or practice that A would apply equally to others; but which puts members of the protected group (including B) at a particular disadvantage compared to non-members; and which cannot be shown to be justified. Protected groups in Great Britain are married persons, civil partners and any groups defined by reference to sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. Although the definitions of indirect discrimination differ slightly across the different strands of discrimination law, the approach of the courts and employment tribunals is broadly similar.
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