Legal Article - Employment Law

The Equality Act and the Equality of Human Rights Commission

The Equality Act 2010 brings together many equality / discrimination laws. The categories of discrimination, such as sex, race, etc are now termed ‘protected characteristics’.

The EHRC have produced non statutory guidance for employers and a statutory code of practice which provides more detailed information and can be used for interpretation within legal proceedings.

Published: 25 May 2011

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