Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.
From October 2010 it replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.
Go to the Equality Act 2010 Guidance to find out more about who is protected from discrimination, the types of discrimination under the law and what action you can take if you feel you’ve been unfairly discriminated against. For more information about the Act, click here.