Equality Act 2010
At the moment, there are several different laws to protect people from discrimination on grounds of:
- sexual orientation (whether being lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual)
- disability (or because of something connected with their disability)
- religion or belief
- being a transsexual person (transsexuality is where someone has changed, is changing or has proposed changing their sex – called ‘gender reassignment’ in law)
- having just had a baby or being pregnant
- being married or in a civil partnership (this applies only at work or if someone is being trained for work), and
- age (this applies only at work or if someone is being trained for work).
The Equality Act 2010 simplifies the current laws and puts them all together in one piece of legislation. Also, it makes the law stronger in some areas. So depending on your circumstances, the new Act may protect you more.
Please find below various useful links to guidance documents. . .
Below is a link to a pdf copy of the "Equality Act 2010: What I need to know?"
Below is a link to the Equality Action 2010: Guidance Document:
Below is a link to the Citizens Advice Bureau Guidance:
Below is a linke to ACAS Guidance: