This handbook, first published in March 2015 and revised in March 2017, provides a brief overview of the Equality Act 2010 for advisors in Scotland. Clients may not initially present their problem as a discrimination case but nonetheless may have a claim under the Equality Act. The handbook covers the definition of the nine protected characteristics, an overview of different forms of conduct prohibited under the Act and then looks at how the Act applies in different contexts; services and public functions, premises, employment, education and discussed the Public Sector Equality Duty.
We hope that this handbook will provide a helpful overview of the Equality Act 2010 and will act as a reference guide to direct further reading.
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