Under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 discrimination is against the law when it occurs in an area of public life such as clubs, schools and shops, or in the workplace. These public places include:
- goods and services
- land sales and transfers
- local government
Types of discrimination
Discrimination is treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic protected by the law. This includes bullying someone because of a protected characteristic.