The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.

Equality Act guidanceEquality Act guidance

View or download our updated guidance for employers, workers, service users & providers and education providers.

Equality Act crestView the Equality Act

View or download the official and full version of the Equality Act 2010 from the OPSI website.

What is the Equality Act?

Read more about the Act and find out how the law has changed.

Finalised Codes of Practice now available

View copies of the Codes of Practice on employment; services, public functions and associations; and equal pay.

Key questions about the Act

View our repsonse to the ten most popular questions we've been asked about the Equality Act.

Equality Act updates

Commission policy statement on caste discrimination

The Commission supports the enactment of Section 9 (5) of the Equality Act 2010

The public sector equality duty: reducing bureaucracy

Read our response to the Government Equalities Office policy review paper.

New public sector equality duty

As part of the Equality Act, a new public sector equality duty came into force on 5 April 2011. View our guidance and resources to help public authorities meet the duty.

Other online resources

Home Office 

The GEO (Home Office now responsible for equalities) produced a series of summary guides setting out what the new law means for business, the public sector, the voluntary sector and the public.

ACAS website

Download quick start guides and useful information for employers and workers.

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