25.09.23 - Equality Act - National Inclusion Week

25.09.23 - Equality Act - National Inclusion Week

National Inclusion Week is 25th September to 1st October.
A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010.

It brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act.
The Act provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
It provides Britain with a discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
Within the Equality Act 2010, there are 9 protected characteristics -

age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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