The Equalities Act became law in Spring 2010 though it is did not start working until later in 2010. The act brings together nine equality laws and about 100 smaller laws with the intention of making it simpler for people with disabilities as well as providers of services, employers and commercial organisations to understand the rights of groups and individuals in England, Scotland and Wales.
By clicking on the link at the bottom of the page you can download an “Easy Read” copy of the Equality Act. We would like to hear your views on the new Equality Act so please comment below and tell us what you think.
This link takes you to “How the Equality Act 2010 defines disability, and what law changes mean for the public, businesses, and the public and voluntary sectors.” It includes documents relating to the Voluntary Sector, Businesses, Individuals, Carers, Duty of Employers, Age Discrimination and Clubs and Associations. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-guidance