The Equality Act 2010 - Changes You Need to Know About


The Equality Act 2010 is intended to provide a new cross-cutting legislative framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation; and to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

This article looks at the key changes under the Act, which is set to come into force in October 2010.

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