Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.

Equality Act guidanceEquality Act guidance
Download our guidance for employers, workers, service users and providers and education providers.

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View or download a copy of the Equality Act 2010 from Legislation.gov.uk


What is the Equality Act?
Read more about the Act and find out how the law has changed.

Equality Act 2010 Codes of Practice and technical guidance
View copies of the Codes of Practice on employment; services, public functions and associations; and equal pay.


Equality Act updates

Commission policy statement on caste discrimination
The Commission supports the enactment of Section 9 (5) of the Equality Act 2010

Public sector equality duty
As part of the Equality Act, a Public sector equality duty came into force on 5 April 2011. View our guidance and resources to help public authorities meet the duty.

Other resources

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014