How to use this starter kit

The Equality Act brings together for the first time all the legal requirements on equality that people working in the private, public and voluntary sectors need to know.

Whether you employ people, provide a service or do both, this resource is here to help you understand the essentials of the law. It assumes no prior knowledge and we hope everyone who uses it will find it helpful and straightforward.

We have split the Act into nine 'bite-size' modules, each taking a maximum of ten minutes to complete. We recommend that you start with Module One, which provides an overview of the Act and explains some of the language you’ll find elsewhere in this resource. You can then either do each of the remaining Modules in sequence, or skip to the ones you think are most relevant to you. If you wish to have more in-depth knowledge of the law we recommend you read the relevant Code on our website.

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