Racial discrimination

The law protects you if a landlord, council, mortgage lender or other service provider or authority discriminates against you because of your race, the colour of your skin, nationality or national or ethnic origins.

This section provides an introduction to the laws that protect you from racial discrimination, and what you can do if you believe you have been unfairly treated. In this section, the terms 'race' and 'racial grounds' are used to include race, colour, nationality and national and ethnic origins.

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About racial discrimination

It's illegal for landlords, councils, lenders and other service providers to discriminate against you because of your race, colour, nationality or origins. Find out how the law protects you.

Dealing with racial discrimination

What to do if someone has racially discriminated against you. Making a complaint is a first step, but if this fails, you may take legal action.

Last updated: 29 December 2014

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