Equality Act 2010 – Positive Action in Recruitment and Promotion

The Equality Act 2010 replaces the previous anti- discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplifies the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to understand and comply with it. It also strengthens the law in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

This quick start guide is intended to help employers understand how they can use new positive action provisions to improve diversity in their workforce when recruiting and promoting candidates.The new provisions come into force on 6 April 2011.

Please Note: This guide was created by the Government Equalities Office 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 Government Equalities Office, All Formats can take no responsibility for the information provided in this document.

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