What is sexual orientation discrimination?
‘Sexual orientation’ is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. That means it is illegal to treat you unfairly because of who you are sexuality.
It is against the law for somebody to discriminate against you because they think you have a particular sexual orientation (this is called ‘discrimination by perception’) or because you are the friend or relative of someone who has a particular sexual orientation.
What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender reassignment?
‘Gender reassignment’ like ‘sexual orientation’ is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
If you have been treated unfairly because you are a transgender person, this is against the law.