The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.
It brought together over 116 peices of legislation in a single Act, making it easier to understand the law and sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.
The following are the 'protected characteristics' which the Equality Act makes it against the law to discriminate on:
The Equality Scheme and Plan 2017 – 2020 provides a comprehensive picture of the key areas of work the council will focus on for meeting equality legislation. It also demonstrates the work the Council is doing to meet the Public Sector Duty.