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The Equal Opportunity Act Chapter 22:03 categorizes discrimination on the basis of seven (7) status grounds:

Race – a group of persons of common ethnic origin, colour or mixed race.

Disability –refers to someone who has suffered a total or partial loss of a bodily function, total or partial loss of a part of the body, malfunction of a part of the body including a mental or psychological disease or disorder or malformation or disfigurement of a part of the body.

Marital Status – refers to being single, married, married but living separately and apart from one’s spouse, divorced or widowed.

Ethnicity – means the origin, characteristics, classification and distinctive cultural or aesthetic traditions of that group of people


Sex – refers to gender but does not include sexual preference or orientation

Origin – This also refers to geographical origin

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