Equality Act 2010 – Guidance

This guidance is issued by the Secretary of State under section 6(5) of the Equality Act 2010. In this document, any reference to ‘the Act’ means the Equality Act 2010.

This guidance concerns the definition of disability in the Act. Section 6(5) of the Act enables a Minister of the Crown to issue guidance about matters to be taken into account in determining whether a person is a disabled person. The guidance gives illustrative examples.

Please Note: This guide was created by the Office for Disability Issues and is freely available from them directly, and is being reshared by All Formats for informational and guidance purposes only. All copyrights remain with the Office for Disability Issues, All Formats can take no responsibility for the information provided in this document.

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