What is religious discrimination?

Religious discrimination occurs when you are treated less favourably than someone else because of your religion, your philosophical belief or lack of religion or belief.

It can also happen because of the religious or philosophical beliefs of someone you are associated with, or if someone thinks you have certain beliefs when actually you do not.

There are four types of discrimination on grounds of religion or belief. Religious hate crimes are a criminal matter and are dealt with by the police.

Last Updated: 20 May 2014