The equality act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society it replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act, making the law easier to. The equality act 2010 is an act of parliament of the united kingdom, and has the same goals as the four major eu equal treatment directives, whose provisions it mirrors and implements. The equality act came into force in october 2010 and was set up in order to legally protect people from discrimination in the workplace and outer society the equality act replaced all of the anti-discrimination laws such as sex discrimination act 1975, equal pay act 1970, race relations act 1976. Select committee on the equality act 2010 and disability the equality act 2010: the impact on disabled people report of session 2015-16 - published 24 march 2016 - hl paper 117 contents summary chapter 1: introduction constitution and terms of reference of the committee. The equality act came into force on the 1 october 2010 the act brings together over 100 pieces legislation into one single act previous to this the equality act consisted of, the race relations act 1976, the sex discrimination act 1975 and the disability act 1995 to name a few.
Research report 28: human rights in britain since the human rights act 1998: a critical review research report 29: equality issues in scotland: a review of research, 2000-08 research report 30: equality statistics in practice at local level. Last week, the house of lords select committee published their report in it lies their findings from a call for evidence last year, and it is a masterpiece the equality act 2010 did not. “a review of the equality act 2010 to include ‘gender identity’ rather than ‘gender reassignment’ as a protected characteristic and to remove exemptions, such as access to single-sex spaces” women & equalities select committee report 2015-2016. Response to the select committee on the equality act 2010 and disability’s report and recommendations 9 2 preamble introduction 1 this government is committed to ensuring that everyone can live their lives free from discrimination and harassment, including disabled people disability.
The completion of this study and this report, the impact of the equality act 2010 on charities, would not the equality act 2010 ( zthe act) substantially altered the landscape for charities in the uk the exceptions in the equality act that may apply to charities are numerous and confusing. Evaluation of the implementation of the equality act 2010: report 2 – awareness and impact of the equality act pdf , 269kb , 33 pages this file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Equality and human rights commission's response to house of lords report on the equality act 2010 ( pdf 2903 kb) government response to the house of lords select committee report on the equality act 2010: the impact on disabled people ( pdf 5579 kb.
Equality act 2010 this guide covers the provisions of the equality act which became law in october 2010 as an employer, your obligations remain largely the same the the equality act covers the same groups that were protected by existing equality legislation – age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or. Equality act 2010 august 2018 with workplace equality especially at risk published: 22 jul 2018 women's rights under threat after brexit, warns ehcr report. Equality act 2010 the equality act 2010 is a piece of legislation passed in october 2010 this act replaces a number of previous legislations concerned with discrimination including the sex discrimination acts of 1975 and 1986, the race relations act 1976 and the disability discrimination act 1995. Equality act 2010 a guide to the new equality act as of today, with the introduction of the new equality act, even more employees will have protection from discrimination.
Introduction to new discrimination rights from 1 october 2010 when the equality act 2010 will be introduced law and courts discrimination about discrimination equality act 2010 - discrimination and your rights equality act 2010 - discrimination and your rights. The equal pay act was introduced by the uk parliament in 1970 in a bid to combat the divide and was superseded by the equality act in 2010 but on average women still earn about 18 per cent less. Introduction of the equality act this is a written report of the changes from old law to the introduction of the equality act 2010 in terms of how discrimination is treated within the workplace before this act, the main statutory providing legal aid did not cover certain issues leaving a grey area in the law. Of the equality act 2010, which was primarily implemented in october of that year this report investigates workplace equality structures and variations in organisations’ ethos regarding equality.
Indirect discrimination under the equality act 2010, is a type of discrimination that occurs where a applies to b an apparently neutral provision, criterion or practice that a would apply equally to others, but which puts or would put those who share b’s “protected characteristic” at a particular disadvantage. Report pursuant to the equality act 2010 (gender pay gap information) regulations the equality act 2010 (gender pay gap information) regulations require employers with 250 or more employees in the. Equality act 2010 from legislationgovuk view or download a copy of the equality act 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. Report on equality act (2010) the equality act 2010 is a piece of legislation passed in october 2010 - report on equality act (2010) introduction this act replaces a number of previous legislations concerned with discrimination including the sex discrimination acts of 1975 and 1986, the race relations act 1976 and the disability discrimination act 1995.
Most significantly, the report, which was published by the women and equalities select committee, called for an amendment to the equality act 2010, to make self-declared ‘gender identity’ a protected characteristic. A brief guide to the equalities act 2010. The equality act 2010 is an act of parliament of the united kingdom the primary purpose of the act is to codify the complicated and numerous array of acts and regulations, which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in great britain.