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Equality Act 2010

Equality Act guidance and information

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.

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

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

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

Equality Act technical guidance
Technical guidance on education, reasonable adjustments and PSED.

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

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

GOV.UK 
UK Government guidance on the Equality Act.

ACAS website (Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Download quick start guides and useful information for employers and workers