Non-Discrimination Policy

Our Non-Discrimination Policy is simple: We do not discriminate against anyone for any reason, including but not limited to: Race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or documentation status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or marital status.

Furthermore, we do not accept business solicitations from individuals, entities, or organizations that we know to practice any form of discrimination.

Race discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly because of one of the following things:

– colour
– nationality
– ethnic origin
– national origin.

You can be discriminated against because you belong to a certain racial group. People who share the same colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins are part of the same racial group.

Age discrimination is where you’re treated unfairly because of your age or because you’re part of a particular age group.

Gender or sex discrimination is where you’re treated unfairly because you’re a man or a woman. It applies to men and women of any age and therefore includes girls and boys.

Discrimination because of gender reassignment is where you’re treated unfairly because you’re a transsexual person.

Sexual orientation is different from gender reassignment. If you’ve been treated unfairly because you’re a transsexual person, this is unlawful discrimination because of gender reassignment. But, if the reason you’re treated unfairly is because- for example, you’re gay, it’s discrimination because of sexual orientation.

You are protected by law from discrimination because of your religion or belief if you:

– Belong to an organised religion such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam
– Have a profound belief which affects your way of life or view of the world. This includes religious and philosophical beliefs, or a lack of belief, such as Atheism
– Take part in collective worship
– Belong to a smaller religion or sect, such as Scientology or Rastafarianism
– Have no religion, for example, if you are an atheist.
– The law against discrimination because of religion or belief does not cover purely political beliefs unless they are also philosophical beliefs.

You are protected if someone discriminates against you because they think you are a certain religion, when you are not. For example, it’s against the law for someone to discriminate against you for wearing a headscarf because they think you are a Muslim, even if you are not actually Muslim.

Discrimination by association is also against the law. For example, it is against the law to refuse to let you into a restaurant because of the religion of someone who is with you.

It is against the law to discriminate against disabled people in various areas of their lives.

You’re protected against unlawful discrimination if you’re:

Legally married, or
– In a civil partnership.