Types of discrimination outlined in the equality act 2010 on sex discrimination are direct discrimination which is treating someone different because of their gender, for example giving a pay rise to females only, this leaves male workers out and it is unfair and they are not being treated equally. Indirect discrimination is when rules are put in place which has a disadvantage to a certain gender, for example if there is a job requirement that involves taller more than 5 feet people, this is an disadvantage towards women as there are less women, who are taller than there are men. Harassment, harassing someone because of their gender, making them feel ashamed for their gender, sexually harassing them making them a victim. For example if someone is being violent towards a person or disrespecting someone just because they are a male or female.
Lastly there is victimization, treating someone differently because they complained on how they were treated regarding their gender. For example “…a male colleague is helping a female co-worker with their claim of sex discrimination and makes a statement out an employment tribunal. The male colleague is then sacked or treated badly by their employer. This is victimization because of sex”Sex discrimination www.equalityhumanrights.com For example a manager says giving women jobs is pointless as they go on maternity leave, this is discrimination towards females as not all are pregnant, but the ones who are should not be treated differently.