What equality law means for your voluntary and community sector organisation (including charities and religion or belief organisations)

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First published: 01 Apr 2014

This is the cover of What equality law means for you voluntary and community sector organisation

This guide is for you if your voluntary or community sector organisation or charity or religion or belief organisation provides any goods, facilities or services to members of the public.

If you do provide goods, facilities or services to the public or a section of the public, then equality law applies to what you do.

It doesn’t matter whether the service you provide is free to the client or service user (as many charitable services are) or if people pay towards it. The size of your organisation does not matter either.

Equality law affects everyone responsible for running your organisation or who might do something on its behalf, including staff or volunteers if you have them.

This guide tells you how you can avoid all the different types of unlawful discrimination.

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