The Equality Act 2010 is an umbrella act that joins together and strengthens all previous anti-discrimination legislation. It also gives new responsibilities to public services and extends our specific duties to cover the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, race, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
Click on the links that follow to view the legislation:
The Equality Act 2010 (specific Duties) Regulations 2011
The Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012
Previous legislation now covered by the Equality Act 2010 includes: