The Equality Act 2010 came into force in October 2010, harmonising previous anti-discrimination legislation. The Act strengthens the Equality law in many ways by giving greater protection against discrimination.

Who has responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010?

  • service providers – all organisations that provide a service to the public or a section of the public, such as local authorities
  • anyone who sells goods or provides facilities
  • employers
  • associations