Accessibility Options Printer friendly Email us Contact us

Commission statement on the implementation of the Equality Act 2010, 01/10/10 [E/S/W]

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has welcomed the implementation of the majority of the Equality Act 2010's provisions.

The Act brings together existing equality law into one place so that it is easier to understand and extending protection to some groups so that they are treated more fairly.

Under the Act people are not allowed to discriminate, harass or victimise another person because they belong to a group that the Act protects, are thought to belong to one of those groups or are associated with someone who does.

Helen Hughes, interim Chief Executive of the EHRC, said: “It‟s more than just an Act. Simplifying equality legislation and extending protection to a wide range of groups that face discrimination will help Britain become a fairer society, improve public services, and help business perform well”.

For full details see the Equality and Human Rights Commission news release.

Further Information

Commission statement on the implementation of the Equality Act 2010