As a provider of education, the University must not discriminate against an applicant or student in relation to:
- the provision of education
- access to any benefit, facility or service
Both job applicants and employees are protected by the Act. The University must not discriminate against job applicants in:
- the arrangements they make for deciding who should be offered employment;
- in the terms on which they offer employment; or
- by not offering employment to the applicant.
As a provider of employment, the University must not discriminate against an employee:
- as to the terms of employment;
- in the way they make access to opportunities for promotion, transfer or training or for receiving any other benefit, facility or service;
- by dismissing the employee; or
- subjecting them to any other detriment.
Protected characteristics are the grounds upon which discrimination related to the above circumstances is unlawful. The protected characteristics under the Equality Act are: