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Please clarify the grounds on which the client is refusing to work with you?
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Thank you very much for clarifying. Discrimination in law only occurs if someone is treated detrimentally due to a protected characteristic. The Equality Act 2010 lists several protected characteristics, which are protected from such detrimental treatment. Therefore, if someone is using any of these protected characteristics to treat someone detrimentally, that will likely amount to unlawful discrimination. They are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
However, I cannot see how the situation here would amount to discrimination, as it does not fall within any of the above categories. One could argue that it may be gender discrimination because most victims of domestic abuse are female, but in reality, this is not going to be related to gender and it will be a rather difficult argument to pursue.
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