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Make hair colour a protected characteristic to prevent discrimination

Submitted by Helen Christensen on Tuesday 10th January 2023

Published on Friday 13th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 13th July 2023

Current Signatures: 202
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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abuse ~ Accept ~ Bullying ~ Children ~ Equal ~ Equality Act ~ Extend ~ Identity ~ Positions ~ Prevent

Petition Action

Make hair colour a protected characteristic to prevent discrimination

Petition Details

Extend discrimination protection in the Equality Act to hair colour, to try and help prevent discrimination and bullying of people for their hair colour.

Additional Information

Some people see bullying red-haired people is acceptable, but this is prejudice against people for a trait they were born with.

Whilst some people might see it as a laugh to belittle, demean and abuse children for being red haired or their phenotypical characteristic, it can be very harmful stripping these children of their positive self-identity and confidence and worse it can lead to school refusal, health problems, and even self-injurious behaviour.


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