direct discrimination

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Definition

Discrimination where one person is treated less favourably on grounds such as sex and gender, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, health, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, than another person is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation. 

See also: indirect discrimination

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Source(s)

European Commission (2010). EU Gender Equality Law: Update 2010. European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1081