Gender – Discrimination on the basis of ones sex is prohibited in the Employment and Industrial Relations Act (2002) which guarantees equality in employment matters. The Equality for Men and Women Act (2003) assures gender equality in grounds like goods and services.
Race and Ethnicity – Discrimination on the grounds of Race and Ethnicity at EU level covers unequal treatment towards people in comparison to others on the basis of the racial origin or ethnic origin or identity.
Sexual Orientation – Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation are social and legal inequalities amount to misperceptions and fears around people whom are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT). The aim of equality in this field is to give homosexuality and bisexuality an equal value to heterosexuality.
Religion or Belief – Religion or Belief refers to convictions about a person’s ‘ultimate concern’ from which that person draws meaning and orientation for his or her life. This can include religions and other beliefs such as Atheism, Veganism and political opinion. Discrimination on this ground is when there is a direct or indirect action which obstructs the individuals right to profess their religion or belief.
Age – Discrimination on the ground of age covers all ages from children to the elderly and protects these groups against unequal treatment based on their age.
People with Disability – from the Equal Opportunities (persons with disability) act (2000) discrimination towards people with disability is when a persons disability is used as an excuse to give them less favourable treatment to another person. These rights include access to buildings and equal opportunities in employment.