Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 10. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
This section looks at specific areas of responsibility under equality law that employers should be aware of.
Discrimination in employment is unlawful on the following grounds (subject to certain specific exceptions, which you can read about below): age, disability, gender (sex), gender identity, race, religion and belief, and sexual orientation, .
You should be aware of the possibility of discrimination in the following areas: