Equality Act 2010 – Specific Duties to Support Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplified the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to understand and comply with. It also strengthened the law in impor tant ways, to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

This quick start guide will help public bodies understand and implement the specific duties which support the Equality Duty.

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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