This guidance was updated in April 2023.
The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) represents the culmination of years of debate about how to improve British equality law. It offers individuals stronger protection against discrimination. The Act also gives employers and businesses greater clarity about their responsibilities, and it sets a new expectation that public services must treat everyone with dignity and respect.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has a key role to play in bringing the Act to life. We are committed to our vision of a modern Britain where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and we all have an equal chance to succeed.