Equality and the law
Discrimination is against the law. That means that nobody has the right to treat you badly or differently because of your age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. It also protects you if you're married or in a civil partnership, pregnant or you have children.
Discrimination laws are different in different parts of the UK. The Equality Act 2010 applies to England, Scotland and Wales and the Race Relations (NI) Order 1997 applies to Northern Ireland.
The Equalities Act is a law which sets out rules for employers, colleges, schools and services to follow to make sure everyone is treated the same. The law protects you in education, at work, if you join a club and when you buy things like food and clothes. You are entitled to be treated fairly and equally when you use services like travelling on the bus or seeing your doctor and when you rent or buy housing.
Remember that any form of discrimination is wrong. You have the right to education, employment, housing, services and goods whoever you are.