Indirect Discrimination

Indirect discrimination is when a written or unwritten workplace policy or house rule (the Equality Act calls it a provision, criterion or practice (PCP)) applies to everybody, but the PCP has the worst impact on you and other people in your workplace with a particular protected characteristic, and;

  • you are a person with that particular protected characteristic
  • you have been or would be disadvantaged by the PCP, and
  • it is not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

If your employer does not change the decision or stop implementing the PCP then this would be indirect discrimination.

See also Proving Discrimination, The Comparator in Direct Discrimination, Direct Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination, Victimisation, Harassment