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Job candidates with disfigurements 'rejected based on looks', study finds

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Job candidates with disfigurements 'rejected based on looks', study finds

The 2010 Equality Act makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against candidates based on a ‘protected characteristic’.

These characteristics include disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. This act aims to tackle inequality, particularly when it comes to the employment or recruitment process.

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