What is the equality act 2010 and how does it relate to disability the equality act 2010 brings together a series of laws concerned with fair and equal treatment to achieve equal opportunities for all in the workplace and in society disability is included within the equality act 2010 with some new extensions of rights for the disabled. 1 the equality act 2010 in october 2010 the equality act 2010 replaced the disability discrimination act (dda) the equality act 2010 brought together a number of separate forms of legislation which protect the rights of certain groups of people, and. The equality act 2010 covers a number of different types of discrimination find out how it affects blind and partially sighted people. The main provisions of the equality act 2010, which provide the basic framework of protection from discrimination, victimisation and harassment, came into force from 1 october 2010. One aim of the equality act 2010 is to protect people with disabilities and prevent disability discrimination we review the key provisions of the act relevant to disability discrimination with respect to mental illness. The equality act 2010 came into force on 1 october 2010 prior to this equalities law was spread out across over 100 pieces of legislation the equality act brought together this previously existing equalities legislation into a single act, simplifying and strengthening equalities law. Wwwadviceguideorguk equality act 2010: what do i need to know a summary guide to your rights. Introduction in october 2010 the new equality act 2010 came into force the act brings together the laws against discrimination, on any grounds, into one piece of legislation with the aim of simplifying their application.
All bill documents latest news on the equality act 2010 following agreement by both houses on the text of the bill it received royal assent on 8 april. Select committee on the equality act 2010 and disability the select committee on the equality act 2010 and disability was appointed by the house. An act to make provision to require ministers of the crown and others when making strategic decisions about the exercise of their functions to have regard to the desirability of reducing socio-economic inequalities to reform and harmonise equality law and restate the greater part of the enactments relating to discrimination and harassment. The equality act 2010 is a uk piece of legislation that is a compilation of nine major discrimination laws the aim of the act is to simplify discrimination law. The equality act 2010 has introduced some important changes that will affect jobseekers and employees.
Equality act 2010 - outline and update the government's equality bill with its 218 clauses was passed on the 6th april 2010, replacing all the previous equalities legislation. The equality act 2010 came into force on 1 october 2010. Much of the media attention on the equality act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting.
The equality act became law in october, 2010 it replaced previous legislation (such as the race relations act 1976 and the disability discrimination act 1995) and ensures consistency in what employers and employees need to do to make their workplaces a fair environment and comply with the law to. Equality act 2010 april 2018 it is high time for trans women to be included in the fight for gender equality, says amelia abraham, a freelance journalist writing on music, film and identity politics published: 23 jan 2018.
Key legislation - equality act 2010 the equality act 2010 brings together, harmonises and in some respects extends the current equality law it aims to make it more consistent, clearer and easier to follow in order to make society fairer. One of the main problems underlying the underperformance of the equality act 2010 is the lack of a simple answer to who's in charge of making sure this works. Types of discrimination covered by the equality act 2010: there are now 5 different types of discrimination that a trans person can experience, which are covered by the act: direct discrimination: when a person, rule or policy discriminates against a person solely because they are transsexual.
The equality act 2010 is designed to protect you from unfair treatment, make it easier for you to understand your rights and help challenge discrimination. This guidance was last updated on 30 june 2011 introduction the equality act 2010 (the act) replaces the previous anti-discrimination laws with a single. 2 the equality act 2010 - a summary guide what is the equality act 2010 the equality act 2010 is the law that bans discrimination (unfair treatment) and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace.
The equality act 2010 the equality act 2010 is one of the most important pieces of legislation for minority groups in the uk here we will also explain how the schools out classroom will help. Equality act (2010) this page provides detailed information about this publication please click on any text which is underlined to find more information. Module code: sjsi 5001 equality act 2010 policies reference list: equality act policy responses to the act protected characteristics reasonable adjustment barriers 'colored layovers for dyslexic pupils, (ehrc, 2010) 'if the square-peg-in-a-round-hole analogy was used' it could be said that 'the. October 2010 briefing 74 the equality act 2010: employment implications for the nhs the equality act 2010 came into effect from 1 october 2010 it will.