Legal status of our guidance

Please note: the introduction of the new Equality Act in October 2010 requires you to consider which set of equality laws and guidance apply to your situation. The guidance and law that you must consult will depend on when the act or acts of discrimination occurred.

Before October 2010

Where the act or acts of discrimination occurred prior to 1 October 2010, the previous equality laws will apply (for example the Race Relations Act, Sex Discrimination Act and the Disability Discrimination Act).  You should refer to our relevant guidance on those laws:

From October 2010

Where the act or acts of discrimination either started before 1 October 2010 but continue afterwards, or occurred on or after 1 October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 will apply and you should refer to our relevant guidance on the Equality Act 2010:

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