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Equality Act 2010

Most provisions of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010.

This Act consolidated the various pieces of anti-discrimination legislation that existed before 1 October 2010, such as the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. Any complaint of discrimination should now be made under the 2010 Act.

The Equality Act 2010

A guide to the various forms of discrimination prohibited by the Equality Act 2010. 

The public sector equality duty

In exercising their duties public sector bodies must 'have due regard' to the promotion of equality. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 8 January 2020