A Guide to the Equality Act 2010
- Price: £3.60
- Published: August 2014
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) was introduced to simplify discrimination law across England, Wales and Scotland, making it easier for organisations and individuals to understand their rights and obligations. It consolidated existing equality and discrimination legislation and strengthened certain aspects of equality law, extending protection to groups not previously covered. Business owners and managers must ensure their equality policies and procedures are up to date and satisfy the requirements of the Act.
The Act does not apply in Northern Ireland.
This factsheet explains what the Act covers, who it applies to and what business owners and managers must do to comply with the Act.