They think I am gay: Can I be discriminated against?

If I am treated less favourably because service providers or my employer THINKS I am gay, but doesn’t know for sure is this still discrimination?

The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 prohibit discrimination and importantly, the law not only makes it unlawful to discriminate on grounds of a person’s actual sexuality but also their perceived sexuality.

If you are treated less favourably, put at a disadvantage, victimised or harassed by discriminatory behaviour or policies you must submit a written grievance to your employer; go through the grievance procedure or wait 28 days before submitting your claim. You have 3 months from the last act of discrimination to issue a claim.

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