Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

Sex and the law


More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Sex’ can be found here:

Sex useful contacts and links:

For information on gender identity, gender reassignment etc, see the section on the Protected Characteristic of Gender Reassignment.

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).  Great Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.

Fawcett Society is UK's leading campaign for equality between men and women.

Leicester LGBT Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Opportunity Now A 'Business in the Community' programme dealing with gender issues and development of women at work..