Prevent discrimination and value diversity

Marriage and civil partnership discrimination


You must not discriminate against a job seeker or employee because they are married or in a civil partnership.

Note that you must treat married employees and employees in civil partnerships in the same way. This means that any benefit such as private healthcare that is available to the spouses of employees should also be made available to employees' civil partners.

However, you can give benefits to employees who are married or in civil partnerships, but not to those who are unmarried or not in civil partnerships.