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Equality Act

In this section you can find out more about the Equality Act 2010 and how it applies to you.

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    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. Find out more here.

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    Know your rights

    Our user-focused guidance explains in simple terms what discrimination is, what your rights are, and who you can contact for help and advice.

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    Protected characteristics

    Find out more about the characteristics that the Equality Act protects. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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    Equality Act FAQs

    Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Equality Act.